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(STLMOMS) - It is that time of the year again - time to get out and march for babies. Each year, thousands of babies are born prematurely. Baby Ella is one of them. She weighed only one pound, seven ounces at birth. Ella's mom Ashley Schafluetzel talked to Randi Naughton about the "March of Dimes."

The "March for Babies" happens in 700 communities in the U.S. There are 10 walks scheduled in Missouri.

Event Day: April 26 at Forest Park

  • Registration 8am, Walk begins 9am - Upper Muny Lot
  •  3.1 miles through Forest Park
  •  Music on the main stage by 'Big Papa G'
  •  giveaways
  •  Family Tent Area:
  •  Fredbird
  •  Act Now! (Dog rescue)
  •  Home Depot workshop
  •  Balloon animals
  •  Bounce house
  •  Bunnies
  •  Maze
  •  Facepainting
  •  Craf

Other events will be held on April 12 at Washington, Mo and on May 10 at Sauget, Ill.

For more information, visit www.marchforbabies.org.