As per reports, it has been revealed that 500 people took part in the March of Dimes’, a walk for babies. The walk is aimed to raise funds, so that there can be less premature births, still babies, birth defects and infant mortality cases.
The five kilometer walk started from Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville, Illinois, and was held at many other suburbs. The raised money will also be used for the research, which aims to provide better health for babies.
Amy Beck, who is Director of March of Dimes Community, was of the view that they have also been working to develop a treatment, which involves nitric oxide therapies. The therapy is quite beneficial for the life of premature baby.
One of the fund raisers is Justin Niekamp, who said that he used to raise funds for the walk by selling newspaper. He said that he used to take part in the walk for his six-year old son, Nathan, who was born premature and had to undergo heart surgery.
His complexities made him to take part in the walk. Justin said that only parents will know how they feel at the time when their few days old baby has to be operated. Nathan underwent heart surgery at the time when he when he was just four- days- old.
That was the most difficult time for them, but March for Dimes stood with them like a strong pillar. “A lot of those organizations like the March of Dimes are a catalyst for those leading researches. That’s why we wanted to make sure that we were a part of it today”, said Justin. The walk is said to be organized on different dates across the US and has different teams’ according to different suburbs.