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March of Dimes in Florence Saturday, May 4

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FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) –Premature babies often spend their first weeks in the NICU fighting for life, and have life-long health and developmental consequences. Join the March of Dimes in Florence on Saturday, May 4 for a day of walking, fun and raising money for those babies.

A press release from the organization says families, teams and individual walkers can attend. The activities for the day will include an opening program at 8:30 a.m., followed by a walk. Afterwards, participants will enjoy food and family-fun activities. At this point, individuals and teams who achieved top fundraising honors will be recognized.

Premature babies often spend their first weeks in the NICU fighting for life, and often have life-long health and developmental consequences.

WMBF News' own Theo Hayes will be emceeing this event, held at SiMT, Florence Darlington Technical College located at 1951 Pisgah Rd. in Florence.

In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th Anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life.  Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive.  Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects.  About four million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefited from March of Dimes lifesaving research and education. For more information visit marchofdimes.com/southcarolina or facebook.com/scmarchofdimes

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