Premature births are up more than 20% since the early '80's, and African American women are almost twice as likely to deliver early than whites. That's why a lot of folks are heading to Maxey park in Lubbock on Saturday other places nationwide to Walk for the March of Dimes in an effort to prevent premature births, and birth defects in general.
You can register for the 6 and a half mile walk Saturday (4.27) morning at 8 a.m. at Maxey Park. The Lubbock chapter is hoping to raise $250,000 with this effort.
So, if you just want to stop by and make a donation in the morning, that would be greatly appreciated.