The mission of the March of Dimes is to prevent birth defects, and that's why about 3,000 area folks are expected to gather at Maxie Park this Saturday, which is just south of Covenant Lakeside.
Registration for this year's March of Dimes Walk-America begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Then, get ready to walk the six mile course at 9:00 a.m.
There's no fee to register, but of course, volunteers there would love to take any donations you can round up. And there are prizes for those who raise more than $100 in donations.
Last year, walkers raised $235,000, and organizers tell me that more than that came back to the Lubbock community to support programs here.