All of us at the March of Dimes were deeply touched and concerned by the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday - our hearts and sympathy go out to the families of those who were affected. As March for Babies events approach, we want to assure our dedicated community that the safety of your family, friends, and coworkers is our top priority and we are working closely with local law enforcement to make sure your event is safe and secure.
In the wake of this tragedy, we recognized the need to enhance security at our
upcoming March for Babies events and to communicate with the public about our
plans. We have contacted local law enforcement and confirmed their commitment
to ensuring safety at our event. We have also updated our own emergency
preparedness plans and shared this with all staff across our organization. We
will also have a moment of silence at our March for Babies events to show our
solidarity with the Boston Marathon victims.
We are grateful to our volunteer leaders, corporate sponsors and walkers for
supporting our decision to move forward with our planned events. We thank all
of you for your perseverance and dedication as we move forward with our
mission. Babies still need your help and we hope you will join us as we
celebrate our wish for a healthier future for our nation’s children.