August 28, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 32

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March of Dimes proceeds set a record

Uriegas

The UTHSC March of Dimes HealthWalk 2000 and other projects this spring raised $25,171, an increase of $6,520 over last year’s results. Pledges for the HealthWalk totaled $19,516.90, the campuswide World’s Finest Chocolate candy sale raised a total of $3,887.50 and Outback Night brought in another $1,767.

Anna Uriegas, biochemistry, has chaired the campus HealthWalk for the past three years. "I became involved with March of Dimes over 15 years ago. I have no children, but I’m blessed with seven healthy nieces and nephews. Every baby deserves a healthy start at life," she said.

Some of the research the HealthWalk helps to fund, says Uriegas, is done by UTHSC Department of Pediatrics researchers.

"Our success would not have been possible without the work of Dr. Robert Castro, honorary chair, Susie Garza, co-chair, numerous volunteers, custodial services staff and of course our 450 walkers and their supervisors," Uriegas said.