March of Dimes Wine and Food Festival

The March of Dimes is holding the Tenth Annual Wine and Food Festival at FSU.

Almost 700 people are expected to attend this year, raising a half million dollars in the process.

March of Dimes organizers say the money goes towards preventing premature births which can lead to serious health problems.

“We don't know in half of all cases what causes premature birth and so it's very important that we raise the money to do the research to find out why babies aren't getting the full nine months,” says Event Director Michelle Robleto.

Last year the festival raised $350,000 for premature birth research. The March of Dimes calls this event their largest fundraiser in the state of Florida.