Alpha Chi Nu Chapter

Phi Theta Kappa at Southern Maine Community College

Walk America: Fun for all!

Posted by alphachinu on May 7, 2006

There were many members of the SMCC community at today's Walk America event for the March of Dimes. Anna and her mother from Enrollment Services were there, along with Zee and three of her relatives, and Anne-Marie, Ben, Alesha, and Jennifer and her partner.

Good fun was had by all. Zee momentarily lost her brother, nephew, and neice in the crowd but quickly found them again. Anne-Marie and Ben walked together, while Allesha rode her bike. Anna and her mother walked as a pair, as did Jennifer and her partner.

There was a good variety of ages, abilities, and history represented in the walkers. Some of the walkers couldn't yet walk and rode in strollers while others were wishing for wheelchairs by the end of the walk. For some, this was their first walk with March of Dimes, while for others there was a thirty-year history of walking for March of Dimes.

The weather was beautiful. Sunny skies, with a cool breeze off of Back Cove, kept the walkers warm, but not overheated. With plenty of water and granola bars from the walk sponsors, the walkers were never without something to eat or drink. Coffee and pastries started the day, while soda and pizza finished the day.

The walk was beautiful and left me feeling a good burn throughout my body. I realized when my ankle continued to be in pain after 6 acetaminophen tablets, just how out of shape I am. It's amazing to me how being involved in cleaning the environment or walking for preemies makes me realize stuff about myself that I want to change. Interesting, hmm?

Sincerely,
Jennifer Cragen
Public Relations Secretary

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One Response to “Walk America: Fun for all!”

  1. marchofdimesteamyouth said

    Dear March of Dimes supporter,

    Your help is needed!

    You may have heard the news …WalkAmerica is now called March for Babies. Our new name makes it very clear who we’re walking for ― all babies.

    Now we need your help in getting the word out. Whether it’s in a blog, an email to friends or by putting this badge on your website … every mention of our new name helps.

    Visit our Web site at http://www.marchforbabies.org/SpreadtheWord for our new logo and other materials to help us spread the word.

    While our event name is different, our mission remains the same. March of Dimes is still the champion for babies – raising funds needed for research and programs that make a difference in the lives of babies and their families.

    We appreciate your ongoing support. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at marchforbabies@marchofdimes.com if you have any questions about our new name or our event.

    One day all babies will be born healthy, but we have to walk to get there.

    Thank you,
    March for Babies Team

    March of Dimes Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains, NY 10605

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