March raises $23,000 to help organization aimed at preventing premature births


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About 130 people made their way around the track at Seymour High School in complete silence the morning of May 17. The lap in silence was one of many steps taken that day as participants walked through the surrounding neighborhoods as part of the annual March of Dime March for Babies.

The event brought together people from many walks of life to form 31 company and family teams and raise money to prevent premature births. Of the 31 fundraising teams, 18 teams walked in the event, which raised $23,000.

Though the goal for this year, $31,000, was not met, many participants say the event is not entirely about the money but focuses also on raising awareness, as well as raising support for families who have suffered loss due to premature birth.

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