Published March 4, 2003


On Saturday, April 26, 2003 the March of Dimes will host the 33rd Annual WalkAmerica at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.  This fundraiser incorporates thousands of volunteers participating in a fun filled day of walking to help raise money to support lifesaving research and programs to make sure every baby gets a chance for a healthy start in life.  77% of every dollar raised through WalkAmerica goes directly to support the mission of the March of Dimes through research, community programs, education and advocacy directly benefiting the Bay Area community.

WalkAmerica is a fun filled, family oriented 10K walk around the City of Pleasanton with a variety of pre- and post-walk activities.   Most walkers bring their family and friends to partake in the festivities. 95% of the participants are part of corporate teams from companies in the Pleasanton area.  Business leaders such as Citibank, Federal Express, and Bank of America will be a part of the 2003 WalkAmerica.  Local sponsors include Sutter Health, Gymboree, San Francisco Business Times and 96.5 KOIT.  Hacienda tenants, employers, and employees are invited to join the other members of the corporate community in supporting this worthwhile event. 

There are several ways for Hacienda tenants to participate in WalkAmerica.
  • Companies can put together a corporate team of walkers who would individually raise money for the March of Dimes by obtaining sponsors.  It is a wonderful team building activity that benefits a cause that everyone cares about: healthy babies. Many companies use WalkAmerica as their company picnic.  For more information on putting together a team, follow this link:  www.baydimes.org/TeamWalk.htm.
  • Site or Festival Sponsorship is another option to help support the March of Dimes.  Hacienda companies could garner heightened visibility through a fun and emotionally moving event which will connect your brand with the March of Dimes, one of the most well respected non-profit organizations in the country.  For sponsorship information, follow this link: www.baydimes.org/sponsorship.htm. 
Contact Information
March of Dimes
Amber Roshay
1050 Sansome Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, California  94111
(415) 217-6379  phone     (415) 788-2802  fax     aroshay@marchofdimes.org  e-mail     www.baydimes.org    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail    www.hacienda.org    WWW