The Rockdale/Newton March of Dimes chapter held its 2012 March for Babies in Olde Town Conyers Saturday morning.
The event's goal was to raise $99,000, which will go toward the purchase of a special ambulance for premature babies and support community programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. The March for Babies campaign began in 1970 and has raised $2 billion.
The March of Dimes was originally founded to help efforts to research vaccines for polio, but now focuses its efforts on preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
For more information about the local chapter go to the Rockdale/Newton March of Dimes Facebook page or contact Brittany Jorge at (678) 564-5240.