March For Babies Set For Sunday At Camp Jordan Arena

Friday, May 16, 2014
Camp Jordan Arena
Camp Jordan Arena

Between 500 and 600 people will be at Camp Jordan Arena, Sunday to take part in the city-wide Chattanooga March for Babies presented by Pediatrix, Parkridge East Hospital, WTVC New Channel 9, Sunny 92.3 FM amd Publix. The event will feature many family oriented activities and is expected to have the largest turnout in River Valley history.  

Registration will begin at noon and the walk starts at 2 p.m.

The Chattanooga March for Babies brings together families, companies and volunteers all raising money so that babies are born happy and healthy. 

March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to end polio in the United States and it succeeded. Babies born today continue to receive the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines and benefit from many March of Dimes supported breakthroughs, such as treatments for premature infants and for children with birth defects.    

In addition to the walk, other festivities include a Kid’s Area, DJ, food from Publix, a bounce house, dance competition, mascots, stroller decorating contest, radio station broadcasting live and Star Wars characters. The event will be emceed by News Channel 9 Chief Meteorologist David Glenn. Parking is available in any of the lots. 

Camp Jordan Arena is at 323 Camp Jordan Parkway. 

 


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