This evening marks the kickoff event for the Dubois and Pike County March of Babies.

2013 March for Babies Chair Melissa Hafele says the kickoff is the place for people who wish to be involved with the march to get their start:

March of Dimes Division Director Mike Ball says premature births are an increasing problem and the group is interested in helping to alleviate this problem:

The kickoff is scheduled to start at 6 pm tomorrow evening at the Jasper Moose Family Center #1175 in Jasper. This year’s March of Babies walk is set for October 13th. To register for the walk, you can go to marchofbabies.org

This year marks the 75th anniversary for the March of Dimes organization.