Wednesday, April 25, 2007

March of Dimes WalkAmerica - Sunday, 4/29/07

WHAT: WalkAmerica is the walk that saves babies. It began in 1970 as the first and best-loved walking event in the nation. It is now the March of Dimes biggest fund-raiser and supports top-level research and programs to find the causes and how to prevent premature births and other serious threats to infant health. To date WalkAmerica has raised more than $1.7 billion. It takes place in more than 1,100 communities across the country, with half a million walkers expected this year.

WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2007

WHERE: Charles County Government Building

WHO: WalkAmerica Chair Candice Quinn Kelly, over 55 teams from local businesses and organizations in Southern Maryland including: Chaney, Civista, Dept. of Social Services, Century 21, ACPT, Sheriff's Office College of Southern Maryland, Jazzercise, and a number of local middle and high schools; and hundreds of Charles County residents. The Williams ambassador family will also be available for photos and interviews.

WHY: Babies are in serious need of help. More than half a million babies are born too soon every year. Many die. More than 120,000 babies are born with serious birth defects that can mean a lifetime of disability. WalkAmerica helps save babies and give hope to families.

HOW: Register by visiting, calling 1-800-525-WALK or picking up your sponsor forms at Kmart or Famous Footwear.

The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For more information, ccontact your local March of Dimes at 301-934-2235; via email or visit ( for Spanish).

1 comment:

Jennifer Abell said...

Thanks for all your well wishes and donations.
Beautiful day!
Wonderful Walk.
650 + people.
$95,000 +
moon bounce
cotton candy
face painting
Rita’s Ice
Raffles/door prizes
Extremely tired
Beyond exhaustion
Hot bubble bath and bed are calling me. Good night