The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Virgin Islands State Chapter, invites the public to its annual March for Babies Walkathon to be held at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, beginning at Plaza Extra West and ending at the Midre Cummings Playground, in Frederiksted (across from Fort Frederik).
Formerly known as ‘Walk America, March for Babies,’ the annual FBLA territory-wide fundraiser benefits three cause-related projects, two of which remain the same from year to year: the March of Dimes (National Project) and the Dorothy S. Walcott Fund (FBLA Project).
Each year, a local charity or organization is selected to share the proceeds of March for Babies. Past charities included the St. Croix Chapter of the American Red Cross, St. Croix Cardiac Center, Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center — Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Markis Anthony Rey Foundation.
This year FBLA has chosen the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness, NAMI, as its third beneficiary.
FBLA invites the community to participate in this service project in one or all of the following ways: financial contribution, in-kind contribution and/or participating in the event.
The pledge/donation is $15 per person and prizes will be awarded to the following:
* Largest (corporate/group) Participation group/corporate)
* Largest (visiting group) Participation
* Largest Participating Chapter
* First to Cross the Finish Line
For more information, persons interested in participating or contributing to this event can contact State Chair Maria Thomas-Lewis at 690-5414 or email [email protected]