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Valdostans march for babies

Justin and Brandy McCrary with their two children, Anabella (left) and Miller (right). Justin and Brandy McCrary with their two children, Anabella (left) and Miller (right).
Chuck Roberts Chuck Roberts

Hundreds of people from Valdosta and the surrounding area gathered at Mathis City Auditorium Saturday morning to participate in the March of Dimes walk.

The March of Dimes organization helps fund research to reduce the number of premature births and education efforts to help women have healthier pregnancies.

"We've got probably 400 people who are gonna show up for us. We're out here raising awareness and money," said Chuck Roberts, Event Coordinator and Marketing Manager at South Georgia Medical Center. "March of Dimes started over 75 years ago, but now the main focus is on premature babies and education and raising funds for that."

Brandy and Justin McCrary have two children, a two year old and an eight month old, both born premature. Brandy McCrary said she is thankful for the March of Dimes organization.

"It's just a blessing in itself just to know that the March of Dimes is reaching out to families and helping these mothers have a healthier pregnancy as well as preventing premature births," McCrary emphasized. "So, we're blessed to have the donations and all the fundraisers and the support from the community to come out and walk today."

March of Dimes was founded by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help find a cure for Polio.

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