MONTGOMERY CO., AL (WSFA) - It may be the weekend, but residents of the Capital City didn't let that stop them from waking up bright and early to walk for those who are just taking their first steps.
Early morning showers didn't stop March of Dimes supporters from Marching for Babies out at Baptist East.
Participants were walking to give every baby a fighting chance by fighting premature birth.
"The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and immortality and so it's important to raise money for the March of Dimes so we can figure out why are these babies being born premature so we can give all babies a healthy and fighting chance," said Ashley Gorum.
WSFA 12 News Reporter/Anchor Kacey Drescher helped emcee the event along with Rick Hendrick, the voice of the Montgomery Biscuits.
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies, and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth.