March for Babies Ambassador Shares his Story

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2010 at 8:03 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2010 at 8:03 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- Less than a week away from the March of Dimes, 'March for Babies' walk, event ambassador Zack Stockman is out to share the importance of the event.

11-year-old Zack was born with a rare metabolic disease that prevents him from eating dairy and causes other lifelong symptoms.

Zach speaks regularly about his disease in order to raise awareness and to share the importance of events like this weekends 'March for Babies' walk.

Diseases like Zach's can be helped through early testing, like ones supported by events like the March for Babies.

The March for Babies walk is Sunday, April 25 in Delaware Park, and kicks off from Marcy Casino at 10 a.m.