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Local March of Dimes' WalkAmerica Event Raises Over $26,000


May 25, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - The March of Dimes' WalkAmerica held on May 7th had over 200 walkers with 75 of them coming from the Annette Island Joint Road Task Force, said co-chairperson Renee Schofield. "That group ran the route. It was great."

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United States Marines from the Annette Island Joint Road Task Force run the route...
Photograph by Carl Thompson ©2005

Schofield, who co-chaired the event along with Carl Webb, said Tuesday, "Right now, we are sitting at approximately $26,000 and are still waiting to hear about the visitor industry walk on Friday the 13th. They usually generate $2,000 to 3,000 more."

The Top team was IBEW and the Top Walker was long-time walker and teenager Sarah Eichner.

Best Checkpoint was Gateway City Realty. They provided a display of a local preemie baby who is now 8-years old and thriving. Schofield said, "Just a true testament to what research and development can do for our babies. It makes our work very worthwhile."

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Janice Williams and Rick Grams walk the route...
Photograph by Carl Thompson ©2005

Other key coordinators of the March of Dimes WalkAmerica event were Loci Nesje, Communications; Denise Faber, Logistics; Chris Newbill and Ginny Clay, Banking; and Gail Alguire as Planning Support.

Schofield said, "There were many great checkpoints manned by various groups and businesses. I would be greatly remiss if I did not mention that A&P was our anchor sponsor again this year. Their staff made sure we were set up and ready on time, they provided water to all walkers prior to walk and then provided lunch for walkers upon their return. They also held their BBQ open to the public, raising more funds for the March of Dimes."


Photo Gallery:

March of Dimes' WalkAmerica Photo Gallery by Carl Thompson


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