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Gators walk to raise nearly $80,000 for babies

By Jackie Alexander, Gainesville Sun

2039 days ago   Article ID# 1321976
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March of Dimes

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA (Gainesville Sun) - Gators March for Babies raised nearly $80,000 during its annual event this weekend, more than any previous year.

Proceeds of the walk, which is for University of Florida students, faculty and alumni, benefit the March of Dimes, much like the nonprofit's March for Babies in the spring.

Betsy Trent, executive director of the March of Dimes for North Central Florida, said that even though many students don't have children, preventing prematurity still spurs them to act.

“They have a far greater chance of having a baby born prematurely than when they were born so it really hits home,” she said. “They could be the ones with a baby in the NICU at that time.”

Kyle Croft, a third-year applied physiology and kinesiology student, served as the overall director for the event. He started his involvement with the March of Dimes as a student at Howard Bishop Middle School.

“I got really attached to the mission and the organization,” he said.

The Collier Company is a founding sponsor of the event, which began in 2004. The Collier Cup was awarded to the College of Nursing for raising the most money as a team. Meagan Anderson was the top individual walker, bringing in more than $1,500 in donations. She also won a free year's three- or four-bedroom apartment lease at any Collier Company complex.

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Updated 2039 days ago   Article ID# 1321976

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