Families and local business leaders will join together on Sunday, April 26 at North Boundary Park, Cranberry Township for March for Babies where our community fights for the health of all moms and babies. It’s not fine that the U.S. is among the most dangerous developed nations in which to give birth. But together we can do something about it. This year’s Butler County Ambassador Family is the Grew Family. In 2016, Heather and Jason Grew were starting their family. But their baby Cullen arrived at only 27 weeks, weighing less than 3 pounds. He spent 84 days fighting for life in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU).

Jason Grew is a Business Development Executive at Armstrong and is serving as the Butler County March for Babies chair. “As a parent, I’m so excited to be a part of this event to raise funds and awareness that truly makes a difference for families like ours,” says Jason Grew. Today, the Grew family is dedicated to supporting healthy moms and strong babies. On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the 3-mile walk kicking off at 9:00 a.m. You can sign up today at marchforbabies.org for a specific walk. Start a team with your company, family or friends. You can also donate directly to help every mom and baby get the best possible start.

“It’s shocking that each year thousands of moms and babies deal with complications from pregnancy and premature birth. When you March for Babies, you join hundreds of thousands of people across the country who’ve made the health of moms and babies a priority. It’s a day for everyone. Together we hope for the day when all moms and babies are healthy. We remember those babies we lost. We celebrate every mom and every baby,” says chair, Jason Grew. It’s not fine that in our country two babies die every hour—and a woman dies every 12 hours as a result of complications from pregnancy. African American women are four times more likely to die as a result of giving birth or birth complications.

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies, supporting research, lead programs, and education and advocacy. For more information go to marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org, and visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. The 2020 March for Babies national partners are RB and HCA Healthcare. Our March for Babies regional partner is Publix Super Markets, Inc. In our community, March for Babies is sponsored by MSA The Safety Company, Armstrong, Deep Well Services, Morascyzk & Polochak Attorneys at Law, ALDI, Enterprise, Franjo Construction, and Goddard Schools.