Locals Paint to Raise Money for Premature Babies

The March of Dimes Northland Chapter held a fundraiser at On the Rocks Art Studio in Canal Park.

Event goers painted spring meadows and dandelions.

Ten dollars from every ticket will go towards the nonprofit.

“The March of Dimes mission is to prevent birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality,” March of Dimes mission mom Kelly Alvar said. “We help mothers and babies everywhere. There’s a heel poke test that we do after babies are born and that will tell you if you have different diseases and that was started from the march of dimes.”

The March for Babies walk will kick off April 25th at the DECC.

Registration is still open at http://www.marchofdimes.org/minnesota/events/10266_3136363731.html

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