The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by the Putnam County Office for Senior Resources, held a “Golden Mile Walk” raising money for the March of Dimes.

On June 7th, thirty-two seniors from RSVP participated in the 22nd annual “Golden Mile Walk”.   Seniors met at the William Koehler Senior Center then were transported to the bike trail in Mahopac to walk the “Golden Mile”.  All participants were invited to stay for lunch; afterward they were thanked and congratulated for the contribution to a worthy cause.

The first place fundraiser was Anita Mooney who raised $414.  Anita is a very active RSVP volunteer who gave a great deal of time generously collecting money from her friends, family, and neighbors.  This is a cause very close to her heart.  Second place fundraiser was Miriam Mandel who raised $164.  Third place fundraiser was Karen Yurko who raised $150.

RSVP and Putnam March of Dimes extend many thanks to the RSVP walkers for raising $1,222. A special thanks to the Putnam County senior clubs for their generous donations.  The contributions support the mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.  Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death.  One out of eight babies in the U.S. is born prematurely, and in nearly half these cases, the cause is unknown.