Augusta March Of Dimes, ‘March For Babies’, A Huge Success!
There was hardly a cloud in the sky on Sunday and the temperature couldn't have been for comfortable for the annual March Of Dimes, 'March For Babies' in Augusta. Hundreds of people and teams gathered at the Kennebec Valley YMCA and thousands of dollars were raised for the March Of Dimes.The Augusta 'March For Babies' featured the Fossett family, whose son Ryan, was born prematurely at just 25 weeks. Ryan and his Mom and Dad, led the Augusta walk.
What is great about events like this is the community coming together. teams from Hannaford, The Bank Of Maine, The Maine Army National Guard and many more came out to walk on Sunday. Also, Cony High School's 'Madrigals' sang the National Anthem, and many individuals came on their own to walk and donate money to the March of Dimes.
It's the March of Dimes' 75th year, it was started in 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and through research, education vaccines and breakthroughs, they have helped millions of babies and their families.
Last year, the Augusta walk raised $25,000 for the March of Dimes and at yesterday's walk, $8,070 came in that morning in cash donations with the online donations still being counted.
The March of Dimes Augusta March For Babies was sponsored by Hannaford, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, Central Maine Medical Center, Spectrum, Hollywood Casino, and The Bank Of Maine.