LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than 650 people came out to the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds Saturday morning for the annual March for Babies.
The event, which is put on by March of Dimes, has been going on for more than 30 years.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes organization, which was started by President Franklin Roosevelt to help defeat polio.
Race volunteer Jami Haddock said the organization has really helped mothers like her.
"I would not be a mother if it was not for the March of Dimes," said Haddock. "I think that a lot of people would not be parents if it wasn't for everything the March of Dimes has done in the last 75 years. I think that it is a wonderful thing. The mission is something that I really believe in. I think that everyone here, everyone who has come today really believes in the mission as well."
Organizers said they hope to raise more than $140,000 this year.
More than 75 percent of the donations will be used for research to help prevent premature births and other serious health issues in babies.
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