Lake County marchers make money for munchkins
Employees of Lake View Memorial Hospital donned their sneakers and matching t-shirts for the March of Dimes March for Babies Saturday, April 27, in Duluth.
The group of 14 adults and two children set a lofty fundraising goal for itself and exceeded its expectations, said LVMH's march organizer, Terri McDannold, director of radiology, materials, maintenance and housekeeping.
"Our goal was $1,000 and we raised $1,501," she reported.
The five-kilometer march started at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, passed under the Aerial Lift Bridge and continued along the Lakewalk on the shore of Lake Superior.
The March for Babies is the March of Dimes' biggest fundraiser of the year. Since 1970, it has raised over $2 billion. The monies raised, according to the organization's website, support "programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies."
It's not too late to support the March for Babies. Donations can be made at www.marchforbabies.org.