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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Residents are encouraged to show support for the March of Dimes 75th Anniversary on Feb. 12.
The organization will celebrate the event with a mall walk around the Indian River Mall in Vero Beach. The foundation's goal is raise $7,500 by finding 15 local dignitaries or community groups to raise $500 each.
Participants can meet at the information booth starting at 9 a.m.
Consulate Health Care will be on-site offering, blood pressure checks, pedometers and wellness information. Lori Young from Sweet Creations will conclude the event with a special commemorative 75th anniversary cake.
The organization's largest fundraiser of the year, March for Babies, will be held March 2 in Riverside Park, Vero Beach starting at 8 a.m.
Area residents are invited to attend both walks and show their support for this organization. The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
For more information, call the March of Dimes Treasure Coast division at (772) 562-0115.