CINCINNATI - Nearly 13,000 people took part in the March of Dimes walk in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday.
The event was held to raise money that will go to help ensure mothers to be have healthy, full-term pregnancies. Health officials say premature babies have problems feeding and sleeping problems, and can potentially develop learning problems later in life.
Organizers said they hope to raise $1 million this year.
The march hit close to home for several participants in the event who've lost or known people who've lost children during pregnancy.
"You also have a lot of people walking in memory of other children so it really gives the spectrum of success that the march of dimes has had which is fantastic," said Brian McGeady, who is part of an ambassador family for the March of Dimes. "But we still have a lot of work to do."
Since 1970, the March of Dimes has raised $2.6 billion.
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