More than 500 Tri-Citians gathered in Richland’s John Dam Plaza Saturday to walk in the March for Babies.
Together, they raised more than $135,000 for the March of Dimes, helping fund research, education and local community grants to prevent premature birth and birth defects.
Premature birth is the most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today, affecting nearly 500,000 babies each year. Premature babies are more likely to die or have disabilities.
March for Babies is sponsored locally by Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Energy Northwest, Lockheed Martin, Mission Support Alliance, Bechtel National, ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Gesa Credit Union.
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For more information, go to http://www.marchofdimes.org/.