The march of dimes has been walking since 1970. Giving hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year.
The money raised supports programs in the community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.
The money raised allows the march of dimes to continue their education, research, and support programs... Helping researchers find answers to problems that threaten babies.
March of Dimes Division Director Laurie Soulsby said "Some babies are born prematurely and we don't know why and we want to find out why so we can erraticate and reduce the number of premature children".
Dollie Hardrick's nephew was born premature. The March of Dimes helped her nephew "Jonah benefitted from a lung treatment spray that gives a coating to the lungs and keeps them from shutting. So if it wasn't for that I'm sure they wouldn't have developed like they did. It's inspired the whole family and we just feel if there's anything we can do to give back we want to do that."
Hardrick says her nephew hasn't had much more than a cold in his four years thanks to the March of Dimes
The walk raised 113-thousand dollars last year..
Event coordinators say they expected around nine-hundred people to walk today.