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March For Babies In White Plains Brings In More Than $800K

The 2015 March for Babies was held in Saxon Woods.
The 2015 March for Babies was held in Saxon Woods. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Approximately 4,000 residents walked in the 2015 March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes on Sunday, April 26, in White Plains.

Saxon Woods Park was packed with strollers, families and corporate teams who raised more than $800,000 to help babies be born healthy.

Special guests at the day’s events included March for Babies Chair Martin Ball, vice president Customers Bank and the Tetro Family, the 2015 Westchester Ambassador Family. State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach joined walkers on the route as DJ Catch 1 provided tunes to keep the energy high.

“We’ve seen today how important the health of moms and babies are to the people of Westchester,” said Ball. “I’m so proud to be part of a community where people come together for such a great cause. Helping our babies should be a top priority, and we’re excited about what we’ve accomplished here today.”

“It was a memorable and rewarding day for all of us,” said Jina Tetro, whose twins served as the 2015 Westchester Ambassadors. “We’re honored to represent the March of Dimes today in return for all the support they’ve given us and our family.”

Money raised by the event funds research, education and local community grants for programs.

The 2015 March for Babies was sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy’s, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Mission Pharmacal, and United Airlines.

Division Sponsor was Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Major Sponsors were Customers Bank, White Plains Hospital & Applebees. Checkpoint Sponsors were DLC Management Corp, ENT & Allergy and Montefiore, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gerber Life, M&T Bank and The Westchester Bank. Media Sponsors were CBS 2 News, WHUD, The Peak and Westchester Business Journal.

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