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Walk honors premature babies

The Ben Jones Team poses at the March for Babies event. Pictured are, from left, Nancy Dickinson, Ben Jones, Jennifer Jones, Mike Jones and Julie Jones.

The March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies Walk on Sunday, April 23, at Centra Southside Community Hospital celebrated babies who struggled through premature births and honored those who’ve died. During the event, the organization presented Centra with a donation of $10,000. The event brought fundraising efforts to $16,000 for the year. A March of Dimes spokeswoman said the organization was still seeking donors to help the organization meet its $26,000 goal.

March of Dimes representative Allison Gross, middle, presents a $10,000 check to Centra’s Gwen Akers-Booker, right. Also pictured is WFLO Radio Station’s Chris Wood, who emceed the event.