2008 March for Babies raises more than $200,000

More than 2,000 participants put one foot in front of another for a good cause Saturday morning during the 2008 March for Babies, formerly called the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon.

They have so far raised more than $200,000 dollars, said Linda Szabo, executive director of the event, adding that some teams are still fundraising.

This year marked the first year the event was at Northside. For the previous 19 years, walkers began at Kinnett Stadium and walked along city streets. This year, they began on the track at Northside High School before doing three loops on the mile-long nature trail around the Northside Recreation Center.

Some people walked as individuals , though many composed family or corporate teams. Columbus Regional's team was the largest with 400 walkers.