Albany -- Hundreds were up early in Albany to walk for healthy babies. The March of Dimes held there March for Babies walk Saturday morning at the Riverfront Park.
More than 450 people participated in the three and half mile walk through downtown Albany. Each step taken was on behalf of premature babies all across the country.
The March of Dimes is working to end babies born prematurely by helping researchers find out why this happens.
"We don't become adults unless we are babies. So we need our babies to be very healthy when they are born. And that is what the March of Dimes does. The money that we raise here will go toward helping find a cure for premature babies," said chairperson, Julia Forehand.
It is estimated that 14 hundred babies are born prematurely every day.