15,000 people expected to March for Babies at Mall of America®
WHAT: For the first time, 15,000 walkers from nine separate March for Babies events across Minnesota will come together for one unified walk at Mall of America® on Saturday, April 25.
Thousands of families and business leaders will walk in support of the March of Dimes mission of helping moms and babies, with a goal to raise $1 million for community programs, research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
In addition to the walk, event activities will include:
- Teddy Bear Clinic: The first 750 kids (age 12 and under) will receive a free teddy bear to bring through the Teddy Bear Clinic in Nordstrom Court. Assisted by nursing students, kids will learn about germs, vaccines and taking a baby home from the hospital.
- Float-a-flower in Nordstrom Pond in memory or in honor of a loved infant.
- Free Family Movie: Theatres at Mall of America® presents a free showing of Despicable Me at 10:30 a.m. along with the Minions characters
Metro Transit will offer free bus and light rail rides from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for March for Babies participants. Transportation passes can be downloaded online.
For more information on the March of Dimes event, click here.
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015
7 10 a.m.
Teddy Bear Clinic: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Free Family Movie: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Mall of America Rotunda, Nordstrom Court, Theatres at Mall of America (Level 4, South)
About Mall of America®
Mall of America is the nations largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.87 million square feet, the Mall is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nations largest indoor family theme park; EMS Entertainment Exhibit Center; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Hard Rock Café; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America, a 14-screen movie theater with digital projection including 4K, digital sound and 3D capabilities; Radisson Blu Mall of America, a 500-room hotel connected by skyway to Mall of America The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Mall is currently undergoing an expansion project on all three levels on the north side. The expansion will include a 342-room JW Marriott hotel, office tower, high-end retailers, new dining options, a tourist welcome center and large event space. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter.