Monday, May 3, 2010
The March of Dimes March for Babies kicked off at Van Cortlandt Park on Sunday. Thousands of mothers and children and Montefiore Medical Center employees joined Don Ashkenase, Montefiore Event Chairman, Lou Young, WCBS-TV Ch. 2, Jesse Mojica, Director of Education and Youth at the Bronx Borough President's Office and Bronx Ambassador mom Natesha James on the walk.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the March of Dimes walk was the first in the country, and over the past 40 years has raised over $1.8 billion to support programs of research advocacy, community programs and education to prevent birth defects and reduce infant mortality.