Over 100 walkers turned out for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies at Washington Park in Springfield. The event is held each year to raise money to help the March of Dimes in its efforts to prevent premature births and infant mortality.
Taylorville native Sheri Miller was the 2017 Ambassador Family for the event. Sheri lost her daughter Alexis 40 minutes after birth in April of 2011, due to the baby having underdeveloped lungs.
Sheri led this year's March for Babies, and said she walked today to remember Lexi and other premature babies that didn't make it.
Sunday's March of Dimes March for Babies raised some 39-thousand dollars. You can give on-line at teamprincessalexis.org.