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March of Dimes participants ring up success for research
Gainesville event draws some 700 walkers, aims to raise $120K
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Jadyn Ball, 12, Davalyn Ball and Payton Holtz stretch Saturday morning before participating in the Hall County March of Dimes event in Gainesville. The March of Dimes, created in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat polio, has since been transformed into a social support network that spans the entire nation. - photo by Erin O. Smith
In the hot morning air, the crowd began marching. With each step, the column of people rang hundreds of bells as they made their slow way through Gainesville. “We ring the bells to make noise, and celebrate that we are alive,” said March of Dimes volunteer Marilyn Delgado.