Nearly two thousand people came out to the Riverwalk to advocate for the health of babies.
During the March of Dimes, they raised funds and awareness for sudden infant death syndrome, prevention of birth defects, and premature births.
Leading this year’s walkers was the Ali Family from Carol Stream. The Ali’s had their twin sons Nooh and Taha at only 24 weeks in the womb.
Nooh passed away shortly after birth. Taha spent his first 105 in the NICU. He is now 18 months old and healthy.
The Ali family appreciates the love and support that they received from this event.
Taha’s mother, Sadia Ali, summarized the emotion and support behind this year’s March of Dimes. “Events like these, they create awareness and hope for all of the families that are out there,” she said. “So it is really important to have organizations like these and special events like these.”
The March of Dimes was the first health organization to host a nationwide walk on behalf of babies.
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