Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. The funds we raise in March for Babies support research that saves babies' lives. As a respiratory therapist in the NICU at St. Joseph's Hospital, I provide care to the premature babies and I see everyday the difficulties they go through. My baby brother Nathan passed away when he was only 5 months old from a birth defect that affected his brain and caused seizures. I walk in memory of those babies who have passed, in honor of those still fighting, and in hope of stopping premature birth. Please help these babies with your donation.