DOVER-FOXCROFT - The annual March of Dimes WalkAmerica event for the Penquis region was held Sunday, May 7, and set a new record by raising $10,414, doubling the total raised in 2005.
This 3-mile walk has been held locally every year since 1975 and was one of two dozen held throughout Maine to raise funds for March of Dimes’ programs that save babies from birth defects, pre-term labor and low birthweight. This year the Walk moved from Guilford to Dover-Foxcroft, and was hosted by Mayo Regional Hospital, with 75 people attending.
The top fundraising team was Bangor Savings Bank, with $3,390. Other top teams were Skowhegan Savings Bank, $1,820; Mayo Regional Hospital, $1,296; and Moosehead Manufacturing Co., $601.
Top individual fundraisers were Deb Stroud, $532; Diane Clukey, $420; Angel Quick, $402; and Karen Carter, $352.
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