March of Dimes Committee thanks those who helped

Published 9:20 am Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Austin/Albert Lea March of Dimes would like to thank the following local businesses and individuals for the great support we received for the 2011 March for Babies walk. We could not make our walk a success without your help.

Torge’s Live: For providing us with a facility to welcome our walkers both before and after the walk along with providing the walkers with pizza and chips.

KAAL-TV, KIMT-TV, Austin Daily Herald, Austin Post Bulletin, Albert Lea Tribune, KAUS AM and FM radio, Power 96, KWWK radio, KROC radio for the great media coverage beginning with the announcement of our kick off night following through and leading up to our walk.

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Local and corporate sponsorship: Walmart, Thrivent Fanancial/Martha Vriese Morrison, Austin Medical Center, Akkerman Inc, Diamond Jo Casino, International Paper, Minnesota Corrugated Box, Sterling State Bank, Lance and Snow Pogones, Dr. Kurt and Brenda Potach, Walgreens, Early Riser Kiwanis, Cedar Valley Services, Kuehn Motors, AFLAC/Kiersten Hall, Furhman Real Estate, Alliance Benefit Group, B&J Bar & Grill, Baudler, Baudler, Maus & Blahnik, Bendixon Jewelry, Bollingberg Chiropractic, Brick Furniture, Cooperative Response Center, Farmers Insurance/Tom Gillard, Fast Tax/Eric Newhouse, Mary Lindgren, Medicap Pharmacy, Motor Inn Company, Nielsen Agronomics, Reinartz Appraisals, Robert Collier Podiatrist, Sterling Real Estate, US Bank/Albert Lea and Wellness 1st Chiropractic.

We would especially like to thank everyone that walked with us.

Thanks to the Piepho family for serving as the 2011 Ambassador family and sharing your story.

This year’s walk provided us with a few challenges, however together we were able to reach our goal and look forward to seeing and hearing from all of you next year.

— Submitted by the 2011 March of Dime Committee