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Hopkins Park playing host April 27 to March of Dimes walk

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 10th, 2013

DEKALB — DeKalb will once again fight to prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality during Kishwaukee Valley March for Babies on April 27, the largest walk and fundraiser of the March of Dimes.

Approximately 500 people will gather at Hopkins Park beginning at 9 a.m. for registration. The 3.1 mile walk kicks off at 10 a.m.

Each year, nearly 500,000 babies are born too soon. But far too many die, making premature birth the leading cause of death in newborns. In Illinois, one in nine babies are born prematurely every year. March for Babies supports the March of Dimes’ fight to save babies from premature birth and other serious threats to infant health by conducting top-level research. In Illinois, 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to research, education, advocacy and community programs to support the health and well-being of moms and babies.

For the complete article see the 04-09-2013 issue.

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