KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thousands filled the streets of downtown Kansas City on Sunday to march for babies at the March of Dimes Charity Walk.
In light of recent events, the event tightened up its security and brought in bomb-sniffing dogs. Fortunately, things went off without a hitch for the walk.
An estimated 8,000 people came out to support the organization which helps to improve the health of mothers and infants. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes.
The event's organizers expected to raise from than $1 million from the walk.
Many of Sunday's participants have personal stories which motivated them to get involved. One woman said her children may not be here today, if it wasn't for the services provided by the March of Dimes.
"This makes us feel very happy that our two (children) are with us and walking. It also brings up emotions of our son passed away. It's to honor him and his memory and to honor how far Sam and Claire have made it," participant Kathleen Eggers told FOX 4 News.