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March 26, 1996
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
March of Dimes Receives $11,600 NYNEX Gift
SYRACUSE, NY -- The March of Dimes WalkAmerica and Campaign for Healthier
Babies has received a gift of nearly $11,600 from NYNEX, its employees
and NYNEX retirees.
Half of the money was raised in the form of contributions by more than
100 NYNEX employees and retirees who participated in last years WalkAmerica
events in Syracuse, Binghamton, Utica and Watertown. The other half of
the contribution was a matching grant from NYNEX. The walkers are members
of the Central New York NYNEX Telephone Pioneers, a non-profit group of
employees and retirees involved in numerous activities benefitting communities
in the region.
WalkAmerica is the first and largest walking event and the March of
Dimes biggest fund-raiser for infant health-care programs. More than 1,400
communities across the nation hold WalkAmerica events each year, with a
total of $65.8 million raised last year by participants sponsorships and
Presenting the combined NYNEX gift at a recent ceremony in Syracuse
was Dick Coach Mac MacPherson, NYNEX spokesman and former Syracuse University
and New England Patriots football coach; NYNEX community relations director
Jack Purcell; Beth Trunfio, March of Dimes Executive Director; and Kathy
Arcaro and Maggie Murray, NYNEX Telephone Pioneers.
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