March of Dimes Walk takes place Saturday in Myrtle Beach

More than 500 people took steps to end premature births, birth defects and infant mortality in Myrtle Beach Saturday morning.

They walked 3 miles around Broadway at the Beach, starting and ending at Pelicans Stadium for March of Dimes.

Event organizers said they're expecting this year's event to raise more than $300,000. They explained 90% of every dollar raised goes towards research, awareness, and preventative measures.

"To fight for babies who can't really fight for themselves and I'm a new father, my son will be two years old next month, really it's a life-changing event and to be able to help those people that weren't as fortunate as I was an that my family was is really why it hits home to me," said Chris King, Revenue Committee Co-Chair for the March of Dimes.

WPDE's very own Tim McGinnis emceed Saturday's event.