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Red Cross Walkathon draws over 3,000 participants; students collect over $88,000

(Press Release) — Saturday, April 13, was a big day for the Red Cross with over 3,000 walkers on Saipan, Rota and Tinian.

The 33rd annual event featured fun and games on all three islands. In addition to event t-shirts there were special prizes for schools and individual walkers.

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This year Oleai Elementary School was again the top school with $16,422 in donations and over 300 Walkers. The 2nd and 3rd highest donations came from Agape Christian ($10,256) and Mt. Carmel ($5,748) Schools.

Students at William S. Reyes raised the 4th largest amount and had the 2nd highest number of walkers at 181.

“We’ve been so grateful for all the generous support this past year” said JD Tenorio, Red Cross disaster program manager. “Working with our school children throughout the year, and especially during the Walkathon is always amazing,,,they work so hard to help us help our community” said Tenorio.

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Special thanks to all the students, parents, coordinators for all their time and energy to support the Red Cross humanitarian work here in the Commonwealth. Special thanks to the Transpac Group of Companies (Coca-Cola, Foremost, Subway and Glimpses) as well as all our donors who made the 33rd annual Walkathon a great success. The

Red Cross is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of our community through volunteer service and financial support. For more information about the American Red Cross here in the CNMI go to www.redcross.org/nmi or call 234-3459.