May 1, 1988 |
Every step benefited research and education to fight birth defects, and that knowledge fueled thousands of walkers in March of Dimes Walk-a-thons in the Philadelphia area on April 24. One of the walks was in West Chester, where Fire Police Officer Patricia Gordon directed traffic as the walkers crossed an intersection.
July 2, 1992 |
Students at the Woodlynde School on Upper Gulph Road in Stafford did their part for the March of Dimes on Friday. Besides carrying a banner around the school and taking donations, they saw videos and discussed how those with birth defects are not that different from them.
May 31, 1987 |
Ladies, are you in the market for a single professional, age 21 to 50, willing to whisk you away for a weekend in Fort Lauderdale, five days at a California spa or a night on the town? That market will be open Friday, when the South Jersey Chapter of the March of Dimes presents a "Bid for Bachelors" at the Cherry Hill Inn. Twenty-three tuxedo-clad bachelors - described as "the kind of men your mom would want you to bring home" - will be on the auction block to raise funds for local and national March of Dimes projects, said Lise McIntyre, coordinator of services for the South Jersey chapter of the organization, which is concerned with preventing birth defects.
September 30, 1988 |
It was 50 years ago when then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, himself stricken with polio in 1921, established the March of Dimes. You can help celebrate the group's 50th anniversary tonight at a "Rock Around the Clock" Golden Oldies Celebration in the Phoenix Room at Garden State Park in Cherry Hill. When Roosevelt set up the foundation, the main goal was to find a cure for polio. In 1953, Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for the killer disease. Today, the March of Dimes' goal is to prevent birth defects.
May 4, 1989 |
A sky heavy with the threat of rain couldn't keep away more than 1,500 walkers gathered at Delaware County Community College. From infants to great-grandfathers, they came together Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at the college's Marple Township campus, prepared to walk 12 miles to raise money for the March of Dimes, which works toward preventing birth defects. It was the organization's 17th annual Walk America, an event that would end up generating almost $115,000 to $120,000 in donations, according to Jackie Franco, executive director of the Delaware County Chapter of the March of Dimes.
April 24, 1988 |
They ordered their wedding clothes a size too small as an incentive to lose weight. But Robert Mandel and his fiancee hadn't counted on stumbling onto "Baking For Bucks" when they strolled into the Guest Quarters Hotel last week in Valley Forge. Surveying tables laden with homemade cakes of all shapes and varieties, Mandel, a chiropractor from Plymouth Meeting, instantly forgot the diet he had adhered to for the last five months. "How do you (get to) be a judge?" he asked.
December 17, 1992 |
A ball and chain - the type prisoners used to wear - adorned the piano that also held a candelabrum and "10 most wanted" posters. Pictured on the poster were Arnold M. Katz, president of Brokerage Concepts; David C. Latshaw, manager of Lower Merion Township; Joseph M. Manko, a Lower Merion commissioner and lawyer with the firm of Manko Gold & Katcher; Mario Mele, chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners; Sandra Schultz Newman, lawyer and...
April 28, 2002 |
The South Jersey Division of the March of Dimes will hold its WalkAmerica 2002 today in the six southern counties of the state. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Rowan University in Glassboro; Burlington Center Mall in Burlington; and Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. Gloucester County participants will walk a six-mile route on and around the campus. In Burlington County, participants will walk seven miles around the mall; in Camden County, seven miles throughout the park. Funds raised in WalkAmerica support the March of Dimes' research and programs for premature babies and birth defects.
May 3, 1990 |
The Delaware County Chapter of the March of Dimes raised $154,922 in pledges Sunday during its 18th annual WalkAmerica for Healthier Babies campaign in Ridley Creek State Park. Rain threatened throughout the morning and forced organizers to shorten the scheduled 12.4-mile charity walk to nine miles. "We were lucky," observed Maureen McCabe, "because it drizzled before we began and again after we finished. " McCabe, who coordinated the company team walks, said that about 1,400 people participated in the local activity and an estimated 600,000 took part across the country.
August 29, 2004 |
A teacher from the Central Bucks School District will be honored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Division of the March of Dimes at a ceremony in the fall. Pam Sime, a biology teacher at Unami Middle School in Chalfont, was named a Bucks County Woman of Achievement by the chapter. In October, the chapter will recognize contributions by women in the fields of education, business, health, public service and volunteerism. Sime, who begins her fifth year at Unami, was singled out in the education field.