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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hundreds laced up their sneakers in Albany Saturday morning to help support the March of Dimes. More than 500 people participated in the three and a half mile walk through downtown.

Among the walkers was a group of 18 women who called themselves the Dawson Divas. Three years ago the founder's son Dawson died as an infant.

Now the group of mothers and grandmothers are working to make sure every child is born healthy through their support of the March of Dimes.

"Without it babies wouldn't have a healthy start. And you want them to have a healthy start so that we don't have to deal with disabilities. And we can prevent that kind of stuff," said Mindy Brown.

The March of Dimes raises money for research to prevent infant mortality, premature deaths, and birth defects.

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