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 they created Walk for Babies.
That was 11 years ago. Today Walk for Babies has raised over $1,000,000.
The 12th annual Walk for Babies will be held at Canal Park on Sunday, October 7, 2018.
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 2018 Walk For Babies goal is $140,000.