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2017 Walk for Babies

Proceeds benefit NICU at Akron Children's Hospital

11th Annual Walk for Babies
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

All proceeds benefit the NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit at Akron Children's Hospital

Walk for Babies was created after a little baby girl named Amelia spent her first 26 days in the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital. Her family was so grateful for the extraordinary care Amelia received, that they set an ambitious goal of raising $1,000,000 for the NICU in Akron.

That was 11 years ago. Today Walk for Babies is well on its way to reaching that goal, raising over $800,000 so far.

The 11th annual Walk for Babies will be held at Canal Park on Sunday October 1st, 2017. Gates open at 9am and the walk kicks off at 10am!

This one mile, non-competitive family friendly walk starts in the stadium, and winds a safe path through downtown Akron, and on the towpath trail, ending with an award ceremony on home plate. Lunch is provided, many generous raffle items are available, and inspiring speakers help make this a day to remember.

The goal of Walk for Babies is to raise money and awareness about the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital so that children like Amelia will continue to get the medical help and support they so desperately need. Then they too, like Amelia, will be able to join in Walk For Babies to give back to the hospital that gave them so much.

Get started today by creating a team, and asking friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to sponsor you or to join your team to help the cause. 100% of the money teams raise goes directly to the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital.

The 2017 Walk For Babies goal is $125,000.
Join us today! Create your team now!

Read about the 2016 Walk for Babies