Bay Area March of Dimes walkathon kicks off

March of Dimes event at San Francisco's Omni hotel.

February 21, 2014 12:46:32 PM PST
The Bay Area kicked off the annual March of Dimes, March for Babies walkathon.

Families and companies made pledges to organize teams of walkers and raise money at the walkathon events later in April and May.

Money raised supports research into preventing early births and birth defects.