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Hundreds march to raise awareness of premature birth

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WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Hundreds gathered in Westfield on Saturday to march for babies. Company teams, families, and friends all came together to walk around Stanley Park for the cause.

The March of Dimes raises awareness for babies who were born too soon or didn't get a healthy start to life.

"I lost my son almost a year ago and I came here to bring awareness," said Brittany Cust of Monson. 

Those in attendance raised funds to help local moms have full-term pregnancies.

More than 700 walkers showed up for Saturday's event. 

"Christian was born at 25 weeks. He weighed 1 pound, 10 ounces. He had a rough start to life, but he's six-and-a-half now and he's doing great. We com every year to remember that March of Dimes had a big hand in helping him," said Christopher Sanchez of Agawam.

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