ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Stewart Park was bustling with walkers this weekend for the March of Dimes March for Babies.
Ashley Folsom of Roseburg told KPIC News about her experience with March of Dimes, when her very own twins were born prematurely.
The three mile walk raised awareness for that very cause. "The twins were born at 33 weeks," Folsom said. "One of my daughters passed away, and they were just so supportive for us. She was in the hospital for 2 and a half to 3 weeks."
Baby Kilani is now almost a year old.
Half a million babies are born prematurely each year.
Every year, more than a million people step up and walk in the March for Babies.
The March of Dimes fosters programs in local communities that help women have full term pregnancies and babies live healthy lives.