March of Dimes Walk takes place Saturday in Myrtle Beach
Sat, 10 May 2014 21:31:30 GMT —
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.