Money is still coming in from last Saturday's WalkAmerica walk-a-thon in Storm Lake to benefit the March of Dimes efforts to [revent birth defects. The total is expected to reach over $22,000.
The top teams are Sara Lee - $4,780, Cherokee KMart - $4,515, Team Noah John Kiley - $2,557, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center $1,216, Storm Lake South Elementary School $1,136 and Newell Fonda Elementary School $1,088.
Top walker was Sarah Dietering from Schaller raising $1,360. Local sponsors include Sara Lee, Trimark Physicans Group - Family Health Center and Buena Vista Clinic, the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune, Pizza Hut, Martin Marietta Materials, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Security Trust and Savings Bank, Tyson Fresh Meats, Farmers Insurance Group, Citizen's 1st National Bank, Cherokee Post Office, Iowa Office Supply, Ressler Drug, Northwest Federal Savings Bank, Century 21, Fitzpatrick Auto, HyVee, Silk Screen Ink, Wells Blue Bunny, Culligan Water, Pepsi Cola and Chesterman Company.
"We want to thank everyone who joined together to help raise money to help give all babies the chance for a healthy start in life," said walk coordinator Jill Wooster. " Special thanks to our ambassador family - Jim, Melissa, Andrew, Courtney, and Collin Temple for sharing their story. I really appreciate all the efforts made by team captains and volunteers who helped plan fundraisers at their places of business and schools to help support the March of Dimes - we couldn't have done it without you."
Donations may still be made to help make sure all babies are born healthy. Contact the March of Dimes at 705 Douglas St. Ste 612, Sioux City, IA 51101 or call (877) 343-6101 to find out how to get involved.