MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The 14th annual Breakfast for Babies at Chappy’s Deli raised over $62,000 to support the March of Dimes.
The annual event is a chance for you to grab a delicious breakfast while doing something good. According to officials with the March of Dimes, Friday’s efforts raised $62,056.
Premature birth is the number one killer of children under the age of five, and 50 percent of those preterm births are for unknown reasons. The March of Dimes works to give every baby a fighting chance.
In Central Alabama, one in seven babies are born premature. This fundraiser helps provide medical assistance for many of those babies.
Until 9 a.m., donors were able to get breakfast from Chappy’s Deli for just $8, with all the proceeds going to benefit the March of Dimes. For just $25 you could get breakfast and a commemorative t-shirt.
Breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese grits, a biscuit, Conecuh sausage, a Millie Ray’s sweet roll, and orange juice.
If you couldn’t make it to Chappy’s you can donate on the March of Dimes website.