Gators March for Babies
UF students and community members, marched through campus today for the Seventh Annual "Gators March for Babies."
The event was very personal for UF alumni, Jason and Rachel Haesler.
March of Dimes helped them when their daughter Ginny was born with heart defects in May.
Jason Haesler said, "We really appreciate the support that everyone in the community is giving to the March of Dimes both through the Gator March for babies and in the springtime during the March for Babies for the local community. It's made a direct impact on our lives. Our baby Ginny may not be here with us today if it hadn't been for the March of Dimes."
Rachel Haesler said, "[We] felt really compelled to come out and walk as much as we can and let people know what can happen you know during birth and problems that can happen and raising money like this to help support families and help research to hopefully prevent it."
Ginny Haesler has been home for 3 months and is doing well. Her parents credit March of Dimes and Shands Hospital with saving her life.
Just under 1,000 people walked or ran in the 5K today, raising $65,000 for March of Dimes.
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