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The Skrilow family discusses the March for Babies with CBS 2's Diane Macedo. (Credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Prepare To Hit The Pavement For Annual ‘March For Babies’

Many people will be hitting the pavement across the country on Sunday, for the March of Dimes’ ‘March For Babies’.

04/26/2014

Daphne Hood with her parents Grete Doctoroff and Chris Hood. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

March Of Dimes Mission Ambassador Is 2-Year-Old Westchester Girl Born Weighing Just Over 2 Pounds

Daphne Hood was born nearly 14 weeks premature and was hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital for 133 days.

04/25/2014

Preemies Zoe and Abby Skrilow celebrate their 1st birthday (credit: family photo)

Annual March For Babies To Fight Against Premature Birth This Weekend

The joy of discovering he was to be the father of twin girls soon turned sadness for Michael Skrilow of Queens. Skrilow’s twins were born nine weeks early and Zoe weighed just 2 pounds, but they thrived.

04/24/2014

Gabriella Hope Bedryk in the NICU after being born prematurely. (credit: Handout)

Sunday Marks March Of Dimes’ World Prematurity Day

Promising news came earlier this month when the March of Dimes announced the pre-term birth rate of 11.5 percent, a fifteen-year low.

11/15/2013

Giants quarterback Eli Manning leads March For Babies, April 28, 2013. (credit: Tim Scheld/WCBS 880)

Thousands March For Babies At Annual March Of Dimes Walk

The March For Babies is the signature event of the March Of Dimes, whose focus is fighting to find causes and solutions to premature births.

04/28/2013

Briana and Matthew Tortoso with baby John Carlo (courtesy: Briana Tortoso)

Family Finds Strength To Go On After Loss Following Premature Birth

For so many families, the premature birth of twins often means the loss of one child. One family credits the March of Dimes for helping them keep living.

04/26/2013

Stacey Wender with her 10-year-old son Blake Kortye (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Mother Of Premature Baby Credits March Of Dimes For His Survival

At 26 weeks into her first pregnancy, Stacey Wender had no idea she was about to give birth. But that’s what happened. Her son Blake was born weighing just two pounds.

04/26/2013

Jennifer Ort with her granddaughter Abigail (courtesy Jennifer Ort)

Grandmother Turns Heartbreak Into Advocacy For Premature Babies, Their Parents

When a baby is born prematurely, it is incredibly hard on the parents. That’s where this New York City grandmother comes in.

04/25/2013

Rosemary Pineda-Gelb, Eric Gelb, 19-month-old Ethan Gelb (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Family In March Of Babies To Honor One Son, Remember Another

Rosemary Pineda-Gelb gave birth to twin boys 14 weeks early. Ethan survived. Caleb did not.

04/24/2013

Tianna Jackson, he mother Nicola Gaskin, her father Kamau Jackson, and Dr. Joanne Loewy, the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center at Beth Israel Medical Center, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Music Therapy Helps Premature Babies At Beth Israel NICU

“Their respiratory rate is a little lower, which is very good for them. If you’re in a calmer state you’re going to grow better, faster, and go home sooner,” Dr. Aimee Telsey told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.

04/24/2013

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CBS 2 Weekend Program Links: Nov. 17 & 18

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11/16/2012

March of Dimes March For Babies

Thousands Turn Out To March For Babies In Support Of Preventing Premature Births

Thousands turned out early on Sunday morning for March for Babies, an event put on by March of Dimes which raises money to support research that helps prevent premature births.

04/29/2012

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Thousands Walking This Weekend To Raise Money, Awareness For March Of Dimes

Thousands are putting on their walking shoes this weekend to raise money and awareness for the March of Dimes. The March for Babies is the signature event of the year for the organization, and it’s dedicated to protecting premature babies.

04/28/2012

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Brooklyn Mom Struggles With Experience Of Premature Birth

Premature birth is actually a common experience, but it is often unexplained. Many refer to the experience as birth without joy, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

04/27/2012

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Premature Birth Hits Home For Maternal Newborn Nurse

A woman who spent her life helping others deal with a troubling situation is now helping her own family deal with it, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

04/27/2012

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