NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-time Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning, kicked off the 2015 March for Babies charity walk in Manhattan on Sunday, April 26. Manning joined over 8,000 New Yorkers who came out to support March of Dimes largest annual fundraiser. The 3.5-mile walk started at 64th St. and Columbus Ave. 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 7 years. "March for Babies gives everyone in our community the chance to make a difference in the lives of millions of babies." The New York City event is expected to raise $2.5 million.
March for Babies Presenting Sponsor is Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Major sponsors include Toyota, Viacom, Standard Motor Products, Inc., diapers.com, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Innisfree M&A Inc., Latham & Watkins LLP, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Media partners are CBS2, WLNY10/55, WCBS Newsradio 880, fresh 102.7, CBS FM 101.1, WFAN Sports Radio, Time Warner Cable News NY1 and NY1 Noticias. National March for Babies sponsors include Kmart, Cigna, Famous Footwear, Macys, Mission Pharmacal, and United.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
SOURCE March of Dimes