Traditional Bank’s Bluegrass March for Babies team was on the scene in support of the March of Dimes Sunday, April 28 at Keeneland race track. The bank team raised $1,950 for their first March of Dimes walk event, placing fifth among all corporate teams who participated.
“Our employees give their time and energy to so many causes throughout the year, and yet they never seem to tire from helping people in need,” said Traditional Bank team captain Dana Adamson. “We have a few families who are very close to our bank whose lives have been dramatically changed thanks to March of Dimes research. When the call came in to participate in the walk, our employees were ready to make a difference. ”
The threat of rain did not dampen walkers’ spirits. The walk kicked off at 2:30pm and hundreds of took to the track that started and ended at the Keene Barn. Everyone who came out to the walk enjoyed food, crafts and lots of kid – friendly activities.
Every year in the United States, more than half a million babies are born premature, over 8,000 of them right here in Kentucky. The March for Babies is one of America's favorite walking events. It began in 1970 and has since raised an incredible $2.6 billion and counting. There are more than 7 million people who participate, donate and/or sponsor teams. The money raised supports programs in the community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten babies.
To learn more about March of Dimes and walk events in your area, visit www.marchforbabies.org.