March of Dimes WalkAmerica 2005
Athens County

Sunday, May 15, 2005
2 p.m. at Ohio University's TailGreat Park

Athens County WalkAmerica


What is WalkAmerica?

How Can I Get Involved
Calendar of Events

Where Does the Money Go?

Who's Participating?

Register Online*

Visit the National March of Dimes Web site*

Visit the online pregnancy & newborn health education center*

Visit the Ohio University Web site


* a new browser window will open when you follow this link

What is March of Dimes WalkAmerica?

WalkAmerica is the walk that saves babies.
The March of Dimes biggest fund-raiser, WalkAmerica supports pioneering research and innovative programs that save babies born prematurely or with birth defects. Since its beginning in 1970, WalkAmerica has raised more than $1 billion to help give babies a fighting chance.

Where and when is WalkAmerica held?
Now in its 33rd year, WalkAmerica is the first and best walking event in the nation, taking place in 1,400 communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Athens County's WalkAmerica route is a 5-mile trek through the Ohio University campus.

Who participates in WalkAmerica?
In 2001, more than nine million men, women and children will participate as sponsors, volunteers or walkers -- more than 500,000 people are expected to walk!

Whether they walk as individuals or as part of a team, walkers ask friends, family, business associates and others to sponsor them by making a donation to the March of Dimes. Others volunteer their time to register walkers, staff checkpoints and offer refreshments.

Teams represent companies, unions, schools, associations and clubs, and can range from five members to the more than 11,000 walkers who represented Kmart the March of Dimes number one national team in 2000. In 2000, 24,000 teams accounted for more than 80 percent of the $89.3 million raised. More than $23.5 million of that total was raised by 55 national teams.

Register today! It's easy:
  • Call 1-800-686-2569
  • Register online (a new browser window will open when you follow this link)
  • Or register through your company or organization to participate as a team member.

For more information contact Athens WalkAmerica.