OCEANSIDE -- A spring storm that brought rain and gale-force winds to San Diego County did not prevent hundreds of folks from turning out Saturday for the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies walk.
The event was held at the Oceanside Pier and was led by Larry Anderson, Tri-City Medical Center’s chief executive officer and the chairman of this year’s 3.5-mile North County walk. Mr. Anderson, who suffered from polio as a child, also is chairman of the board of directors of the March of Dimes San Diego-Imperial Division.
Tri-City had more than 28 teams (including Vista Community Clinic and North County Health Services) who committed to raising money and participating in the walk. Brad Pagano, senior director of fundraising for the March of Dimes, said he anticipates fundraising to top nearly $100,000.
Money raised by the March of Dimes goes into research and education with the aim of eliminating birth defects and premature births.
About Tri-City Medical Center:
Tri-City Medical Center is a Gold Seal-approved, full-service, acute-care hospital with two advanced clinical institutes and physicians practicing in 60 specialties. The hospital, a leader in robotics and minimally invasive technologies, has served the community for more than a half-century. It is administered by the Tri-City Healthcare District, which includes parts or all of Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad and San Marcos. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center, please visit www.tricitymed.org.