(BEDFORD) - When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year.
Form a team, or come and walk at the Bedford National Guard Armory. Registration begins at 10 am with the 1.5 mile walk at 10:30 am.
The money raised funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies.
March for Babies has been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2 billion to benefit all babies.
The March of Dimes reports premature birth is the leading cause of infant death, and for those who survive, it can mean a life of chronic health problems or disability. Today, in Indiana alone, 33 babies will be born too soon.
Every day, babies are born too soon or very sick. The money you raise in March for Babies helps fund research to find treatments and preventions. And it supports programs in your community that give moms the best chance of a healthy, full-term pregnancy.
The money you raise for stronger, healthier babies is so vital to the lifesaving work of the March of Dimes that they've created an incentive program as a way of saying thank you. When you raise $350 or more in March for Babies, you'll receive a $15 gift card to your choice to either Kmart or Macy's. Raise $500 and get a $25 gift card, and so on. Raise money for a great cause and treat yourself to a gift.
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