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KMC Kickers: A Walk America Team For March of Dimes

March 13, 2004
Saturday - 12:55 am

Ketchikan, AK - Every year the March of Dimes sponsors a walk to raise money for premature babies, babies born with birth defects, and for research. The walk this year in


Queen Scrapper - Karina Antonsen
Photo courtesy KMC Kickers
Ketchikan will be held on May 1st and will begin and finish at the A&P according to information provided by Cindi Byrd.

Quoting a statement prepared by Byrd, "Each team raises money by having people sponsor individual walkers. Each team is encouraged to perform wrap-a-round events to raise even more money. There is a contest, prizes and such for the winning teams, locally, statewide and nationally."

KMC Kickers has held the top position in Ketchikan for a few years said Byrd. "We have had the top Ketchikan walker on our team and we have come in 5th state wide for the team raising the most monies."

"Our team is very dedicated to helping babies be born healthy," said Byrd. "The state's biggest wrap-a-round event held is our annual scrap-athon held the first Saturday in March at the Ted Ferry Civic Center," she said. "This year we crowned a Queen Scrapper for the most pages completed by a participant and the winner was 11-year-old Karina Antonsen. Karina has attended all four years and is an expert scrapper. We are all very honored and proud to have her with us," Byrd said.

"The KMC Kickers' competitive spirit challenges all citizen in Ketchikan to get on board this cause," she said.

Byrd said, "Let us leave you with this thought: Time flies and effort vanishes when you choose a cause you believe in."

For more information, contact Renee Schofield at 247-1431.





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