Eli Manning leads annual March for Babies walk

Posted May 3, 2017


Since Week 11 of the 2004 season, Eli Manning has started every game at quarterback for the New York Giants. That’s 211 consecutive starts under center for Big Blue.

Since 2008, Manning owns another iron-man streak – 10 straight years as the celebrity chairman for the March for Babies walk in New York City. Held this year on April 30, the event is the largest annual fundraiser for the nationwide March of Dimes organization.

“When I first started this 10 years ago, I wasn’t married and I didn’t have any children,” Manning said. “Now I have three little girls and I understand the importance of having healthy children. I say my healthy blessings every night for that.”

The two-time Super Bowl MVP was joined by thousands of New Yorkers for the three-mile walk that began at Lincoln Center and finished at 26th street and Lexington Ave. The march was expected to raise more than $2 million, which goes toward the fight to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

“I owe a lot of thanks to the March of Dimes for the work they’ve done over these past 75 years.” Manning said. “The research and education is helping women have a healthy pregnancy, and it makes sure they have a full-length term. They’ve done tremendous work. Really every baby that’s born now owes a little thank-you to the March of Dimes when they’re born healthy.”

To learn more about the March of Dimes organization, visit the official website here.

You can also get more info on the March for Babies walk and find local events here.

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