Each year, preterm birth affects nearly 500,000 babies — that's one of every eight infants born in the United States (Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention).
With one out of every eight babies being born too early, the March of Dimes organization has made it a mission to reduce that number drastically by 2020. Through research, education, and awareness, the March of Dimes family works across the country to fight premature births and find a solution.
Each year, the Macon County Chapter of the March of Dimes holds a March for Babies walk in honor and memory of the families who have been affected by premature births. The walk raises much needed funds to help reduce premature births not just in North Carolina, but across the country.