Members of Urban recently participated in the March of Dimes’ “2013 March for Babies,” a family-oriented event featuring a three-mile walk and five-kilometer run along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Philadelphia, PA.
Leading up the event, participants were encouraged to raise money in support of the March of Dimes mission, “To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth.” Urban’s participants raised $1,700 for the cause.
Since 1970, the March of Dimes has been holding the annual event in communities nationwide, raising more than $2 billion to “benefit all babies.” This year the March of Dimes estimated that more than seven million people in 900 communities across the nation participated.
“What a great turnout for the event. Numerous members of Urban and their families come together to support a great cause,” stated Urban’s Orla Pease, PE, PTOE, who helped organize the firm’s participation. “Knowing our efforts will go toward helping make a difference in the lives of local mothers and their babies is a great feeling.”