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14 May

Great-Granddaughter of 1st President is Walking

Posted by Linda

So, we’ve been around for awhile. And it struck me just how long when I read the great-granddaughter of the first March of Dimes president is speaking at the Winchester, VA, March for Babies. The walk is this Saturday.


Karen Drury will be talking about her great-grandfather Basil O’Connor’s many accomplishments. She was interviewed by NV Daily and said this about her work for the March of Dimes: “I think I’m going to be doing a lot for them. My great-grandfather was all about volunteerism. This is my way of keeping his memory alive.”


Basil O’Connor signed up as president of the March of Dimes in 1938 – the end of the Depression. People were feeling the pinch just like we are now, worse even. Still, they gave what they can – sending in their dimes. We’re counting on America once again!


“We can all volunteer,” said Karen. “We can all do our part.”


Great-Granddaughter of 1st President is Walking

Comment by Karen Drury — May 14, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

I am so excited to be taking part in my first March for Babies. Hope the article will make others want to get involved too. I am enjoying sharing my great-grandfathers accomplishments with others.



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