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Hundreds Particpate In "WalkAmerica"


May 03, 2004

Ketchikan, AK - An estimated 200 people participated in the Annual March of Dimes "2004 WalkAmerica" held in Ketchikan Saturday to help the March of Dimes raise money for reasearch and programs to find answeres to what causes premature birth and what can be done to prevent it.

photo - Lt. Wood...

Among the walkers were 1st LT Joseph Wood, SPC John Tait,
SGT Jason Bird, and SGT Gregory Baum of the United States Army - part of the Joint Task Force Alaska Road Project on Annette Island...
Photo by Gigi Pilcher

Grandparents, parents, children and pets along with organized teams from local businesses and organizations walked to help raise funds for the March of Dimes to fight this national crisis - premature birth. According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely. Many die and some face lifelong disability.

Photo - Sheri White

Ketchikan resident Sheri White along with family and friends pose
for the camera after finishing the walk...
Photo by Gigi Pilcher

According to local organizers, the 2004 WalkAmerica had approximately fifteen teams along with families and individuals who walked to raise funds in Ketchikan. The top local individual walkers and top teams winners will be announced later this week according to one of this year's local organizers.

The 2004 March of Dimes WalkAmerica ended at A&P where walkers were treated to hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages.



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