RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State

STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 18, 2003

Contact Information
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
(785) 296-4580
jesseb@kssos.org

SECRETARY OF STATE EMPLOYEE TO
KISS A PIG FOR MARCH OF DIMES CAMPAIGN

Topeka, KS – Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh proposed a challenge to all employees of the Secretary of State’s office to raise money for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica campaign. Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, Assistant Secretary of State Janet Chubb, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Fariba Pouraryan have competed for several months to collect the most dimes for the March of Dimes. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Building (120 SW 10th Ave) on the south steps. The person that raises the most money will be required to kiss a pig.

The Secretary of State’s office has joined other state agencies to promote and raise money for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica campaign. The office hopes to raise $2,000 for the cause and will continue to hold fund raisers until the date of the walk.

The walk will be held on Friday, April 25 at Gage Park. Registration for the walk begins at 5:00 p.m., and the official WalkAmerica starting time is 6:00 p.m. More than 600 Topeka residents are expected to walk with company teams or as individuals to raise approximately $135,000. Those interested in registering for the walk should contact the March of Dimes office at 785/228-0084.
 
Thornburgh is the co-chairman of the 2003 March of Dimes Walk America campaign.

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