Where annual march of dimes walk started at?
The March of Dimes’s March for Babies, formerly WalkAmerica, began in 1970 as the first charitable walking event in the United States.. The name was changed after the 2007 event. March for Babies is held in 1,100 communities across the nation. Every year, 7 million compassionate people, including 20,000 company and family teams as well as national sponsors, participate. The event has raised more than $1.7 billion since 1970 to bring the March of Dimes closer to the day when all babies are born healthy and full term. Proceeds help fund research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. Every year, more than half a million babies are born prematurely and more than 120,000 are born with serious birth defects in the United States. Seventy-six cents of every dollar raised in March for Babies is spent on research and programs to help prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. History The very first March of Dimes walkathon occurred in San Ant