LUMBERTON —Hundreds of families are expected to join in an annual March of Dimes fundraiser on Saturday to benefit babies born premature or with birth defects.
The March for Babies will begin at 10 a.m. with a three-mile walk at Luther Britt Park.
Registration for the walk will begin at 9 a.m. The event will feature performances by Dark Water Rising singer Charly Lowry and Southern Sun, an American Indian drum circle from Pembroke. A classic car show, face painting, lake rides and giveaways will also take place.
This year’s ambassadors are Edward and LeeChelle Brooks, whose son Riley suffers with Beckwith Weidemann Syndrome, a rare genetic defect that causes abnormally large growth of the body and the body’s organs.
Money raised by March for Babies help support wellness programs, research grants and advocacy efforts for healthier babies. This year’s march is sponsored by Southeastern Regional Medical Center, the Department of Energy of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and Lumbee Tribal Housing Programs.
To register for the event, visit www.marchforbabies.org or call 910-483-3691.