A mission to make sure every newborn baby has a fighting chance.
Dozens gathered Saturday morning to participate in the annual March For Babies walk in Quincy.
Kellea and her husband Adam Hendrian, along with their daughter Grace were among the dozens who walked.
The Hendrians were chosen as the Family Ambassador of this year's race, and kellea says the cause is close to her heart because she used the March of Dimes with her pregnancy last year.
"It's a resource for all families. It can benefit anyone that does have a baby that's premature or an infant issue I guess you could say and it's for normal child birth as well," said Hendrian.
The Hendrians were fortunate that Grace was born healthy, and Kellea credits the resources she received from the March of Dimes.
"The different research, the different education is definitely beneficial. I definitely used their initiative of 39 weeks plus pregnancy, which basically is having mothers stay pregnant as long as they can for brain, lung development," said Hendrian.
As a March of Dimes Mom, Kellea's platform is to teach soon-to-be mothers about the importance of taking folic acid to prevent birth defects.
The Hendrians were among 45 teams and some individuals who walked along with parents who say the organization strikes a chord with them as well.
"My wife and I are lucky enough to have four healthy children and we want to do everything we can to help support the community and institutions that will help other people have healthy children as well," said Brian Hendrian.
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