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This Weekend: March for Babies

Meghan Gilvin (Photo: FOX19 NOW/ Chris Lower) Meghan Gilvin (Photo: FOX19 NOW/ Chris Lower)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The March for Babies is the March of Dimes' biggest fundraiser. Sunday morning Cincinnati joined communities across the nation to save babies.

The March of Dimes' mission is to help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies to have a healthy start.

Participant Meghan Gilvin said she went into labor with her daughter, MaKenli, at 26 weeks.

“She was in the hospital for three months on oxygen. Came home on oxygen and without March of Dimes and all the donations, I wouldn't have all the technology for her to be here today,” said Gilvin.

Gilvin was lucky that technology was able to save her daughter, but Missy Tevis and her family cannot say the same.

“On January 19, 2011, I lost my son to stillbirth,” said Tevis. “So we wanted to get out here and maybe prevent another mother from understanding what it feels like to wear my brave shoes.”

The March of Dimes have been walking since 1970 and have raised more than $2.3 billion to benefit babies.

Both Gilvin and Tevis said the importance of this march shows a bright future for potential mothers and babies.

“It means a lot especially the moms and the families that's going through it seeing that everyone here to help support it,” said Gilvin.

“To see so many people come out and to actually speak about their loss, miscarriage or prematurity, it's amazing,” said Tevis.

The March of Babies money funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies.

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