April 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM
SUMMIT, NJ - Nathan Valente, a Summit resident, will continue his nearly three-decades long tradition of participation when March of Dimes hosts it annual March for Babies Walk April 27 at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Valente began his involvement with the event in New York City 27 years ago, and his family joins him each year on his walk. He has received Top Walker awards from the March of Dimes for numerous years and, since 2003, he has raised $122,440, including $15,000 last year alone.
Monies raised through the event supports community programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies.
This year, more than three million people will participate in nearly 700 communities across the nation. Since its inception in 1970, the event has raised more than $2.3 billion.
For more information on the March for Babies, visit marchforbabies.org.