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March for Babies raises money to save lives

West Texans hit the pavement on Saturday in an effort to raise money for this year's March for Babies, the March of Dimes' biggest fundraiser.

The money raised in the march supports programs in the community that help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies. It also funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten babies' lives.

More than seven million people nationwide participate, donate or sponsor the event.

KCBD spoke with Ty Jones, a Walgreens community leader, who said that they have employees all over Texas working to raise money for this cause.

"From Dallas to Lubbock to Midland, Odessa, Abilene," Jones said, "we all raised money for the March of Dimes for the last month. Everybody needs to come out here. I mean, this is a great cause."

Organizers said this walk gives hope to the babies born too soon or too sick. They've raised more than two billion dollars since the walk first stated in 1970.

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