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Baby Steps Memorial Run Launches Virtual Challenge to Support Grieving Families Through Amelia Center and Children’s of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM – The annual Baby Steps Memorial Run will be held as a month-long virtual challenge beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1. Proceeds from the 12th annual event benefit The Amelia Center at Children’s of Alabama.

Participants can join the virtual challenge online for a $20 at

The Baby Steps Memorial Run draws grieving families and their friends together to remember their loved ones in a supportive, caring environment. The Amelia Center is a non-profit program that has served as a place of hope for grieving children, parents and families since 1997. The center offers free grief counseling to parents and grandparents who have suffered the loss of a child and also to children who have lost loved ones. The center operates by donations and continued support from its community members. For more information on The Amelia Center visit

In its first 11 years, the Baby Steps Memorial 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run raised more than $100,000 for The Amelia Center. 

About Children’s of Alabama

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama and 42 other states last year, representing more than 684,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s of Alabama’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.