JANUARY 31, 2014- UPMC Hamot is gearing up for the annual March for Babies.
Today, marked the kickoff for the event that gives hope to the more than half a million babies that are born premature each year.
UPMC Hamot encouraged employees and other participants to join walk teams and establish fundraising goals.
Funds raised will help mother's have full term pregnancies.
Last year $300 thousand dollars was raised.
Officials are hoping to raise $315 thousand dollars this year.
The 2014 March for Babies is scheduled for April 27th at Presque Isle State Park.