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MARCH OF DIMES
POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM
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    The 2012 March of Dimes March for Babies campaign in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties will
    culminate with a walk at 9 am Saturday, April 14, at the Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center in
    Edisto Memorial Gardens. The 2012 Ambassador Family is Marsh and ...


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MARCH OF DIMES
POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM




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                                                           The 2012 March of Dimes March for
                                                           Babies campaign in Orangeburg and
                                                           Calhoun counties will culminate with a
    walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center in Edisto Memorial
    Gardens. The 2012 Ambassador Family is Marsh and Jennifer Stark of Orangeburg. The Starks’ 
    triplets — Mary Blanche, Edwin and Charles — were born six weeks early. Pictured are, from left,
    Jennifer Stark’s mother Mary Ann Smith, Marsh Stark and Jennifer Stark.


    The top 10 fundraising teams for the 2011 March for Babies were C.F. Evans, which raised $9,268;
    the Regional Medical Center, $6,584; Zeus Industrial Products Inc., $6,235; Husqvarna, $5,000; K-
    Mart, $4,841; Orangeburg County, $4,768; Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5, $4,284;
    Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Eta Lambda Chapter, $3,725; Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities,
    $3,500; and South Carolina State University, $3,478.


    The March of Dimes Circle of Champions, who raised $1,000 or more, included Carl Clark, Alpha
    Phi Alpha, Delta Zeta Chapter; Larry Rivers, Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Eta Lambda Chapter; Heather
    Callahan, Team Morgan Kate Callahan; Cynthia Griffin, Orangeburg County; John Fields,
    Orangeburg DPU; Kimberlei Davis; and Benjamin Brown, Team Seraphim.


    For 40 years, the March of Dimes March for Babies has been raising money to find answers for
    premature birth and defects with the legions of individuals who pull together for a common cause.
    This year, individuals in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties will be among more than seven million
    people in some 900 communities nationwide who will lace up their sneakers to participate.


    "It's a silent disease, and the more we can publicize it, the more we can make inroads into
    avoiding children coming into their lives too soon," said Tom Dandridge, chairperson of the 2012
    March of Dimes March for Babies campaign in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties.

				
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