NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The annual March Of Dimes March For Babies walk stepped off from Lincoln Center on Sunday morning.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, 8,000 marchers took part in the annual walk.
The March For Babies is the signature event of the March Of Dimes, whose focus is fighting to find causes and solutions to premature births.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning led the march.
“We’re marching for stronger, healthier babies,” Manning told CBS 2’s John Elliott and Vanessa Murdock. “Supporting all babies that are born.”
Manning said this is his sixth year working with the March of Dimes. He said he’s aiming to raise $3 million for the cause this year.