RICHLAND, Wash. - Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many lifelong disabilities. In fact, here in the US it happens to more than half a million babies a year.
For this reason, the March of Dimes hosted their annual Jail and Bail fundraiser event. During the three day event volunteers will be arrested and put into the slammer. They have one hour to raise money for bail and all donations go to March of Dimes.
The 2009 Jail and Bail goal is $65,000. The majority of the funds raised will stay in our community and will help support programs of research, education and community services.