The Alachua County March for Babies raises over $400,000 for premature babies

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- Several thousand people turned out to march for those that can only crawl. The Alachua County March for Babies raised money for the March of Dimes Foundation. Their mission is to prevent birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth.

This was the second year the event was held at Celebration Pointe and it was the signature sponsor. The march began at 9 am and was about a four-mile walk around the towns-center.

March for Babies Chair Sean Mcintosh the Senior VP of Asset Management for Celebration Pointe said, "It's been a pleasure to be the chair for this year working with this great group of people for this great cause and celebration pointe is proud of its partnership with the March of Dimes this is the second year being the host site and we look forward to many more years to come"

Last year they raised 420,000 dollars and this year, before the march even began, they had already raised even more. The final amount is still being totaled.