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Alaska DHSS Play Every Day Update - Take a walk and help Alaska babies May 2013

Support healthy families and babies by participating in the March for Babies held Saturday, May 11, in Fairbanks and Juneau and Saturday, May 18, in Anchorage and Ketchikan.

In all communities, events start at 10 a.m. and consist of a 3-mile long walk.

Each year, more than 500,000 babies across the country are born too early, and 1,200 of them are born in Alaska. Babies who are born too soon are at risk for serious, and sometimes life-threatening, health problems.

The annual March for Babies March of Dimes event raises awareness and funds through registration and donations to help Alaska moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. March for Babies supports programs in Alaska communities that work toward helping families have healthy babies. The time and energy you spend walking with your friends and families will support your physical fitness.

It’s great when you can get out and play and help others, too!

Sign up today for the March of Dimes March for Babies in your community. On Saturday, May 11, meet in Fairbanks at Doyon Limited or in Juneau at the Dimond Field House. A week later — Saturday, May 18 — meet in Anchorage at Westchester Lagoon or in Ketchikan at A & P Markets.  Each march starts with a 9 a.m. registration.

For more information, call (907) 276-4111. You can register online here for any of the four Alaska marches.

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