Fairview walks for healthy babies and healthy hearts, meets fundraising goals

Members of Team Fairview took part
in the Heart Walk on May 4.
May 30, 2013
This spring, Fairview employees, friends and relatives teamed up for babies and heart care at the March of Dimes' March for Babies and the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.

Again this year, Team Fairview met and exceeded its $100,000 fundraising goal for each walk. Our donations totaled $133,000 for the Heart Walk and more than $110,000 for the March for Babies.

Money raised for these walks supports research and education in Minnesota, which is translated into practice across Fairview.

Watch a slide show with photos from both walks

2013 March for Babies
Team Fairview was out in force on April 28 for the March for Babies. Held for the first time in St. Paul’s Como Park, our 800 walkers made up the largest team—as well as the top fundraising team—at the event. Wearing their teal event T-shirts, Team Fairview participants led the walk around the park, carrying the March for Babies banner.

Our partner, the University of Minnesota, has more than $1.7 million in combined active research grants from the March of Dimes.

This research is used by physicians and staff to provide family-centered care at our Birthplaces, comprehensive prenatal care at our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Centers and quality intensive care for critically ill newborns at our Neonatal Intensive Care Units at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital.

Funds raised through this event also help provide professional education for 3,000 nurses in family-centered care as well as infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and tools for 2,400 families.

2013 Heart Walk
While the sun may have been missing during the May 4 Heart Walk at Target Field in Minneapolis, our team spirit was definitely present as Team Fairview gathered to show its support for the American Heart Association.

Decked out in maroon T-shirts, our team of walkers enjoyed hot beverages as they took in the opening ceremonies. Our team of close to 800 Fairview walkers was the fifth-largest in the metro area.

Our partner, the University of Minnesota, has more than $3.2 million in combined active research grants from the American Heart Association, helping enable it to research cardiovascular disease.

This research is translated into the heart care provided each day at Fairview, from prevention and treatment of heart disease to heart transplantation and the latest medical breakthroughs. 

Money raised of this year's walk will help fund research grants and train nearly 5,000 high school students in life-saving CPR.

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