Morris woman runs her own fundraising to help March of Dimes

Published: Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:30 a.m. CDT
MORRIS – Kathy Carey of Morris is baby-crazy. Crazy, that is, about raising money for the babies March of Dimes helps. She's walked miles, created and sold cookbooks, and solicited items to sell at her annual garage sales. Every dime Carey gets goes to March of Dimes. "It's just a passion of mine to save babies," Carey said. A friend lit the fire by inviting Carey to walk for March of Dimes. That was in the 1980s, Carey said, and the walk was 26 miles. "For the babies," Carey said. "She said, 'Kathy, let's walk for babies, so we can save babies.' We loved babies at the time and still do. Eventually some of my girlfriends had little babies born prematurely and needed help from the March of Dimes." — Photo provided