March of Dimes volunteers and supporters in attendance will participate in a variety of activities throughout the evening. The activities will include Zamboni rides, a chance to watch warm-ups from the Boston Bruins bench and an opportunity to greet the team as they head out of the locker room to take the ice for the game.
All in-game fundraising activities, as well as proceeds from the 50/50 raffle, will benefit the March of Dimes and their "March for Babies" taking place on May 7 in Boston. The money raised through “March for Babies” will support lifesaving research, community services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start.
Boston Bruins coaches, broadcasters and team personnel will be showing their support by wearing a purple tie donated from Brooks Brothers. Also wearing purple to show their support, NESN's Kathryn Tappen and Naoko Funayama will be outfitted in purple sweater also donated from Brooks Brothers. Purple is the signature of the March of Dimes.
Earlier in the season, Tammy Horton, Linda Jarvis and Brittany Carnegie toured the Tufts Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where they learned about the March of Dimes, their mission and history. The Tufts Medical Center NICU is a designated March of Dimes NICU Family Support site. The March of Dimes is a special organization to the Boston Bruins, as members of the Bruins personnel have had children born prematurely.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.