The Walk for the Babies is an annual walkathon to raise critically needed funds for the care of newborns recovering from prenatal drug exposures at Pediatric Interim Care Center in Kent, Washington.  PICC was the first center in the national providing transitional care for these vulnerable infants, and remains the only one in Washington State. 

To participate in the Walk for the Babies, sign up for free on the Registration tab and you will create a fundraising page where you can invite family and friends to make donations support your walk and the babies at PICC.  As a thank you for registering, we will send you a cloth Walk for the Babies face mask for your personal protection, and you will be entered in our fundraising competition for hundreds of dollars in gift cards for shopping and dining at Kent Station.  If you prefer to just a make a donation, you may do so with our heartfelt thanks on the General Donations tab. 

We are very happy to be able to get back together at Kent Station Shopping Center this year.  The outdoor event will start with bag pick-up, face painting, and on-site registration at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 2, and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. on the plaza at Kent Station Shopping center.  As usual, our 5K route will follow 4th Avenue passsing PICC and then loop around on the Interurban Trail to finish at Kent Station.  When walkers return, Duke's will dish up their famous clam chowder and we will award prizes. For everyone's safety, we are asking participants to wear their Walk for the Babies facemask (free with registration!) during gatherings and to socially distance during the walk. Participants who prefer to avoid gatherings are welcome to walk with family or teammates with a route of their own choosing.  

There’s fun, fitness, and prizes ahead, so let’s Walk for the Babies!  Best of all, you’ll help give a drug-exposed newborn a safe and healthy start in life.
Walk, run, or stroll the 5K Walk for the Babies starting at Kent Station Shopping Center.  This was the start of the 201
Walk, run, or stroll the 5K Walk for the Babies starting at Kent Station Shopping Center. This was the start of the 2019 walk. This year we are asking participants to wear their facemask in crowds and maintain social distance on the walk route.
2021 Walk for the Babies
When: October 2, 2021 at 9 am opening for walk at 10
Where: Kent Station Shopping Center
Kent, WA
United States

Contact: Elaine Purchase
To protect our friends and community from exposure to coronavirus, we ask that participants wear a facemask in crowded areas during the event and socially distance on the walk route.  Those not comfortable with gatherings are welcome to complete their walk with a route of their own choosing.