March for Babies kicks off downtown

The 41st annual March for Babies has begun around the Tri-State, and around the country. This year, more than 7 million people will join their family, friends and colleagues in 900 communities across the nation to raise money for babies.

March for Babies, through March of Dimes, helps more than half a million babies born prematurely each year. It also helps prevent premature deliveries by funding programs in communities that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

Sunday's six-mile walk downtown began at 9 a.m. at Sawyer Point Park.

Since starting the March in 1970, March of Dimes has raised $2 billion.

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