March of Dimes fundraiser to take Baby Steps

Quincy Gilliland looks around the room as his mom, Jamie Gilliland, watches a video presentation. Both were in attendance at Tuesday’s March of Dimes Fundraising Kickoff. Teams gathered to pick up informational kits, hear speakers and to share ideas on raising money. Gilliland is a labor nurse at St. Mary’s Health Center and has been involved with the hospital’s team, which has been a team for more than 20 years.

Quincy Gilliland looks around the room as his mom, Jamie Gilliland, watches a video presentation. Both were in attendance at Tuesday’s March of Dimes Fundraising Kickoff. Teams gathered to pick up informational kits, hear speakers and to share ideas on raising money. Gilliland is a labor nurse at St. Mary’s Health Center and has been involved with the hospital’s team, which has been a team for more than 20 years. Photo by Julie Smith.

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Kyle Feltrop holds up a cast of his foot when he was one week old and the shoe he now wears.

It is time to get ready to March for Babies.

Team captains and March of Dimes supporters gathered Tuesday to kick off the annual March for Babies event that will be held April 29 in Jefferson City's Memorial Park.

Attendees listened to the story of Kyle Feltrop being born nine weeks early, weighing a mere 3 pounds and 14.5 ounces in August 1999.

Registration for the April 29 event will be at 12:30 p.m.; the walk will be at 1:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up a team for the walk, call (573) 635-5350.

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