published on August 29, 2016 - 8:09 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

March of Dimes Central Valley announced today its March for Babies fundraising campaign in Visalia raised a 10-year record of $124,153 — up 11 percent from last year.

Residents and business leaders of Visalia, Tulare and Porterville contributed the funds to help fight against premature births.

Kaweah Delta Medical Center, a 2016 Gold Sponsor in the Visalia March for Babies, has participated for nine years raising more than $68,000.

This year, a total of five Central Valley communities participated in March for Babies campaigns, raising nearly $1 million for March of Dimes.

“In 2016, we’ve seen how important the health of moms and babies are to the people of our community,” said Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward, 2016 March for Babies chair for Tulare. “Healthy children are truly our foundation for the future, yet one in ten babies are born too soon, which may lead to serious and life-long health consequences. I’m so proud to be part of a community where people come together for such a great cause. Giving every baby a fighting chance is a top priority, and we’re excited about what we’ve accomplished in 2016.”

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