March for Babies 

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What fun we had at this year’s March of Dimes March for Babies event at Kapiʻolani Park on Sunday, April 22. I understand it was the first time it ever rained at this event, but nevertheless the park was packed with thousands of walkers and runners who were wearing colorful t-shirts. Many people stood under tents and trees to get out of the rain.

We did warm-up exercises and got the walk/run off to a good start. I didn’t take part in the walk itself, but I supported all those who did. Carmella (Hernandez, state director of the March of Dimes) told me the March for Babies is the original fundraising walk that spawned the countless charity walks we see today.

About 4,000 people took part in the event. I have the awesome responsibility of co-chairing the March for Babies event next year with Karen Chang.