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March of Dimes helps raise awareness of preventing birth defects


By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – It's time to start thinking about this year's March of Dimes Walk.  The fundraiser brought in about $250,000 last year and this year's goal is to raise $325,000. The March of Dimes is committed to preventing birth defects and Dr. Steven Berk, Dean of the Texas Tech School of Medicine says we can already see that money is put to good use by the March of Dimes.  

"They teach women to take folate that prevents birth defects, a lot of the neurologic birth defects are now gone because women take folates," said Dr. Berk.  "Spina bifida is much less common, so it's a whole combination of teaching women to take care of themselves during pregnancy."

The March for Babies is set for April 17th at McKenzie Park.  If you'd like more information to arrange a team, please call  (806) 797-6771.

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