NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-time Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning, kicked off the 2016 March for Babies charity walk in Manhattan on Sunday, April 24. Manning joined over 6,000 New Yorkers who came out to support March of Dimes largest annual fundraiser. The 3.5-mile walk started at 65th St. and Broadway and finished at 26th St. and Madison Ave. "It is an honor to support the important work March of Dimes is doing to improve the health of children," said Manning, who has served as Celebrity Chair of the NYC event for the past 8 years. "March for Babies gives everyone in our community the chance to make a difference in the lives of millions of babies." The event is expected to raise $2.3 million.
March for Babies Premier Sponsor is Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. The March for Babies Platinum Sponsor is Greenberg Traurig and Gold Sponsors include Davis Polk; Innisfree M&A Inc.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Viacom; and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Toyota is the Official Vehicle of March for Babies. Media partners are CBS2, WLNY10/55, WCBS Newsradio 880, fresh 102.7, CBS FM 101.1, and WFAN Sports Radio. National March for Babies sponsors include Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy's, Cigna, United, and Mission Pharmacal.
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out this mission through community services, advocacy, research, education and support. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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SOURCE March of Dimes