A group of Hollywood’s new moms, March of Dimes volunteers in California, have joined hands to offer their support for March for Babies. It’s a walking event that helps moms have full-term pregnancies and babies have healthy lives.
March of Dimes Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
Volunteer moms include Jenny Garth (90210), Kellie Martin (ER, Mystery Woman), Karyme Lozano (Telenovela actress, singer), Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon (Eyes), Melissa Joan Hart (Whispers and Lies, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Julie Bowen (Boston Legal), Diane Farr (Numb3rs), Nancy O’Dell (Access Hollywood), and Elisabeth Rohm (Law & Order).
“We’re all moms who support each other through pregnancy and those happy but exhausting early months of motherhood,” said Kellie Martin. “I walk in March for Babies and I have asked my friends to support March of Dimes, and we urge everyone else to join to give babies a healthy start in life.”
March for Babies will take place the weekend of April 25-26 in more than 900 communities in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The March of Dimes hopes to raise $117 million from the event in 2009 to support research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten babies. It’ll also help community-based programs that bring comfort and information to families whose babies were born sick or prematurely.