March of Dimes WalkAmerica 2005
Athens County

Sunday, May 20, 2007
2 p.m. at Ohio University's TailGreat Park

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WalkAmerica 2007 is Sunday, May 20. Now is the time to get involved!


Athens County WalkAmerica


What is WalkAmerica?

How Can I Get Involved
Calendar of Events

Where Does the Money Go?

Who's Participating?

Register Online*

Visit the National March of Dimes Web site*

Visit the Ohio University Web site


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Did you know...

In an average week in Ohio

  • 2,924 babies are born
  • 383 babies are born to teen mothers
  • 225 babies are born low birthweight (under 5.5 lbs.)
  • 42 babies are born very low birthweight (under 3.5 lbs.)
  • 23 babies die before their first birthday

March of Dimes


Premature birth is a serious and growing problem in the U. S. In fact, it's the number one obstetrical problem and the leading cause of infant death in our country today. One of eight babies in the U. S. is born prematurely.

Babies born prematurely can also suffer life-long health consequences, such as blindness or mental retardation that put a strain on families and on society.

Premature birth can happen to any woman. Nearly half of all early births happen for unknown reasons. No one is working harder than the March of Dimes to find out why babies are born too soon.

WalkAmerica is the March of Dimes' biggest and best-known fund-raising event. When you participate in WalkAmerica, you're helping the March of Dimes raise money to fund research and programs to find the causes of prematurity.

Please, join WalkAmerica on Sunday, May 20, at Ohio University's TailGreat Park on Richland Avenue to help save babies. It's easy to register. Just call 1-800-686-2569 or visit

When you do, you'll be answering a tiny baby's silent cry for help. Thank you.