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March for Babies

Jarett Andretti joins the fight for healthier babies

March 2014

In the pursuit of our mission, March of Dimes is often fortunate to count on the support of professional athletes and notable families from our communities. This is especially true when that person understands how our mission touches everyone, and that there is an urgency to our efforts. In the race to save babies, Jarett Andretti, son of John Andretti, has taken on the role of March for Babies Motorsports Champion for 2014 in Indianapolis. Andretti has seen the March of Dimes mission and its impact on families, making his commitment to the good health of moms and babies personal and meaningful.

"Working with the March of Dimes is a real honor. March for Babies gives everyone in our community the chance to work together for stronger, healthier babies and make a difference in the lives of millions of babies," said Andretti, "When babies are born too soon, too small, and sick, it can be a race against the clock to help them survive and thrive. My twin cousins were born prematurely at 28 weeks, so continued research on premature births is very close to my heart. Thankfully, both twins survived and are healthy to this day. Together with the UAW and March of Dimes we hope to help them win that race and live to enjoy a first birthday."

"I couldn't be happier having Jarett Andretti serve as March for Babies Motorsports Champion," said Judy Swiecicki, Central Indiana Division Executive Director for March of Dimes. "I am sure that he will bring the same drive, dedication and passion that makes him a rising star on the race track to his efforts on behalf of March for Babies. I know his contribution will go a long way to making this year's event an unqualified success," says Swiecicki.

Anyone can sign up for March for Babies today and start a team with co-workers, family and friends. Last year, more than 4,000 people attended the event in Indianapolis – which will be held this year on May 10th at White River State Park. Join Jarett and thousands of walkers in Indy by registering your team at www.marchforbabies.org today.

Tags: In This Issue, March of Dimes

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