ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The 2013 March of Dimes for Babies campaign kicks off on Thursday.

There will be a rally at Busch Stadium at 12 p.m. More than 10,000 people took part in the event last year in St. Louis, and raised more than $1 million for March of Dimes.

Money raised goes to research in the fight against premature births here in St. Louis and around the country.

To make a donation to the March of Dimes, visit their website.