March of Dimes kicks off fundraiser at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic on May 7th

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It's March for Babies! March of Dimes kicks off its biggest fundraiser at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic on Saturday, May 7 to provide a fighting chance for every baby.

Hundreds of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes' annual March for Babies. The event is sponsored by TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, and Publix. March for Babies is the nation's oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. The 2016 Event Chair is Lou Caputo, CEO of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.

This year's Rutherford County Ambassadors the Audrey and Charlotte Vongsamphanh. Amber and John were so thrilled to discover they were expecting twins in March of 2011. It had been an uneventful pregnancy until week 28 when Amber was admitted to the hospital to stop an early labor. She spent six weeks on bed rest that would help her prolong the time her girls spent in utero. At 34 weeks pregnant, Amber had to deliver Charlotte and Audrey at 4lbs. 6ozs. and 5 lbs. 2ozs.

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"I am so thankful for the advances made by the March of Dimes that allowed my girls those precious six weeks of time to grow and develop in utero. While they were early and tiny, they were strong. We were blessed. I will continue to raise money for March of Dimes because I feel I owe my girls' very life to them and I never want another mother to have to look back on the birth of their children with sadness or fear." - Amber Vongsamphanh, Ambassador Mom

March for Babies registration begins at 8:30 AM. with the walk kicking off at 10 AM. Participation in March for Babies will provide a memorable and rewarding day for the whole family including a kids' zone with Face Painting and costumed characters, DJ, bounce house, refreshments, and celebration of for all ages. To register for the free event, visit www.marchforbabies.org.

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