NEW YORK, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes Greater New York Market announced today that two-time Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning, will return for a twelfth year, as the Celebrity Chair of March for Babies New York City.
"I am excited to support this outstanding event and the important work March of Dimes is doing to help give every baby the best possible start," said Manning. "March for Babies gives everyone in our community the chance to raise awareness and funds to help in the fight for the health of all moms and babies."
Manning has invited his teammate, NY Giants Running Back Saquon Barkley, to attend this year's event as a special guest. The second overall pick in 2018 NFL Draft, Barkley had a standout rookie season while earning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and NFC Pro Bowl honors.
"We are thrilled to have Eli supporting March for Babies New York City again this year," said Rob Kindler, Vice Chairman & Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Morgan Stanley, who serves as the 2019 March for Babies Revenue Chairman. "Eli's partnership has been invaluable to the success of our campaigns and we are in appreciation for his continued commitment."
March for Babies takes place on Sunday, April 28, starting in the Lincoln Center Area and finishing at 26th St. and Lexington Ave. Registration opens at 8:30 A.M. and the walk steps off at 10 A.M. Nickelodeon® PAW Patrol's Skye will be on hand to greet walkers. For more information and to register, visit www.marchforbabies.org/event/newyorkcity.
March for Babies New York City is sponsored by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Nickelodeon®; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP; and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Toyota is the Official Vehicle for March for Babies New York City. Media partners are CBS2, WLNY10/55, WCBS Newsradio 880, NEW 102.7, and WFAN Sports Radio.
March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Kmart, Famous Footwear, HCA, Cigna, and regionally by Publix Super Markets, Inc.
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
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SOURCE March of Dimes