DOVER-FOXCROFT – The annual March for Babies event for the March of Dimes Foundation is scheduled at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Dover-Foxcroft.
The 3-mile walk has been held locally every year since 1975 and is one of two dozen planned throughout Maine to raise funds for March of Dimes programs that aim to protect babies against birth defects, pre-term labor and low birth weight.
The walk begins and ends at Mayo Regional Hospital’s Resource Center on Dwelley Avenue behind the hospital and is sponsored by Plum Creek and Mayo.
Refreshments are served and prizes are awarded at the conclusion of the event at around 2 p.m.
Last year, 75 walkers participated and raised a record total of $13,558 to help the March of Dimes. Walking teams represented Bangor Savings Bank, Mayo Regional Hospital, Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union, Skowhegan Savings Bank, the Dexter Regional High School Key Club, Piscataquis Community High School Key Club, Dexter Family Practice and others.
People interested in participating in the walk are encouraged to register at www.marchforbabies.org or contact the March of Dimes at 800-287-6346.