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Columbia, SC (WLTX)-Calling all USC Students, Alumni and Fans, USC for Babies is Sunday, November 17th.

What is USC for babies you ask? Itis a student-led fundraising event to be held at the Russell House on USC's Campus.

The event will raise funds for the March of Dimes. Hundreds will gather to take steps for healthier babies.

The day's activities include activities and opening program from 1:00pm-2:00pm, followed by a two-mile walk through the University of South Carolina campus. Following the walk, participants will enjoy food and family-fun activities.

Individuals and teams who achieved top fundraising honors will be recognized.Student organizations, and USC friends, fans, alumni, family and corporate teams and individual walkers who to participate in the inaugural March of Dimes event at USC.

On an average week in South Carolina, 159 babies are born too soon. Premature babies often spend their first weeks in the NICU fighting for their life, and often have life long health and developmental consequences.

March of Dimes is the champion for all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.

The Hold family of West Columbia has been touched firsthand by the mission of the March of Dimes. Mike Hold is a former Gamecock quarterback.

"We are honored to serve as the 2013 Ambassador Family for this March of Dimes event at USC. Please join us in celebrating the healthy babies in your life, honor those still fighting and remember the precious angels who did not survive" said Nicole Hold, Ambassador Mom.

In 2007, Mike and Nicole Hold's daughter Hudsen was born 13 weeks early, weighing only two pounds. She spent 58 days in the NICU fighting for every breath. Thankfully, today she is a happy and healthy six-year old.

WHEN: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2013

WHERE: University of South Carolina-on Green Street at the Russell House at 1400 Greene Street




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