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NEWS | May 5, 2014

841st TB marches for March of Dimes

By Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Seifert, 841st Transportation Department executive officer

It was a perfect day at Cannon Park in downtown Charleston to take a walk. The sky was clear with a nice breeze blowing and thousands of people were ready to "March for Babies" at the March of Dimes fundraiser on a recent Saturday morning. The 841st Transportation Battalion joined their Honorary battalion commander, Sean Mummert, CEO and President of Charleston Imaging Products, and the Charleston Chamber of Commerce to support this local event.

The event kicked-off with the National Anthem, and the 841st stood proudly with their color guard presenting the colors to the crowd of excited participants.

Smembers of the 841st participated in the 5K and many more contributed by helping with setting up and breaking down the event.

Glenn Caddell, a civilian from the 841st, formed the team "Sophia's Super Squad" to support his granddaughter who received assistance from the March of Dimes, and has made amazing advances since her early birth.

During the presentation of awards following the event, March of Dimes Executive Director Meredith Repik stated more than $400,000 to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies had been raised.

The March of Dimes is dedicated to mothers with troubled pregnancies. The March of Dimes offers information and comfort to families and funds research to combat problems and prevent them.

Following the event Repik again thanked the 841st with a note to Honorary Commander Mummert stating:

"The event was a huge success thanks to your (841st) support. It takes a lot to put on an event of this size as you can imagine and with your help it was seamless. Thank you so much for your dedicated help, your volunteerism and hard work at the March of Dimes, March for Babies event. We hope that you will continue to volunteer with our organization; you are a huge asset to our organization and to the community!"