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Support the march to help sick babies

Appeal Staff Writer

It’s that time of year again, when preparation for March of Dimes Walk America and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is under way.

March of Dimes funds research to help premature babies, and Relay for Life raises money to research a cure for breast cancer.

Dayton will be represented during the March of Dimes Walk America by the women at Nevada State Bank: Melissa Halle, Nicole Baker, Vanessa Taylor and Dana Smith. They’ll walk five miles Saturday, beginning at the Capitol, and hope to beat their counterparts at Nevada State Bank at the Carson City Smith’s. In order to beat the Carson bank crew though, they need your help.

“We’ll take whatever people are willing to give at this point,” Halle said. “We want to win the challenge.”

To sponsor the Dayton team, visit the bank inside Smith’s in Dayton by 6 p.m. today.

First-time participant in Relay for Life, Curves is sponsoring the Florida Team in keeping with the theme “Relay Across the Nation,” and has incorporated flamingos into their activities.

The actual Relay for Life takes place July 21-22 in Carson City, but the Curves team is getting a running start on fundraising.

The team formed in March, and has already raised $1,000. They are saving aluminum cans and hosting a raffle for a variety of prizes, which will be on display at the Curves booth during the Oodles of Noodles festival on May 12 in Dayton.

Plans are also under way to implement a “Flamingo My Yard” fundraiser, in which a person is contacted and can pay bail money and nominate someone else to have plastic flamingos placed in their yard.

“We’re thinking of having a banner that says ‘You’ve been flamingoed for Relay for Life,'” said Jodi Giurlani, Curves’ manager and relay team captain.

Their success has come from “the generosity of the gals who come in here and our community,” Giurlani said. “It’s amazing to me how generous people have already been.”

To learn more about how you can help or participate, visit their booth at Oodles of Noodles or call or visit Curves at 246-9900 or 145 Highway 50 E., Dayton.

Oodles of Noodles

Booth spaces can be purchased until the last minute for the May 12 event.

For more information, call Cary Dyer at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, 246-7909.

Making a difference

Nevada Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for a caring person with leadership abilities to oversee the Dayton RSVP.

The position is 15 to 20 hours per week at $6.15 an hour. For more information, call 1-800-992-0900. Ask for ext, 4680, then press ext. 7, or 687-4680, ext. 7.

Resumés and cover letters can be sent to Nevada Rural Counties RSVP, attn: Cordy Athena, 444 E. Williams St., Ste. 1, Carson City, NV 89701; fax 687-4494; or e-mail to

Angelo named to board

Citizens for Affordable Homes, Inc. (CAHI), Nevada’s leading builder of self-help homes, has announced that Tim Angelo, regulatory-compliance manager with Eaglemark Saving Bank in Carson City, has been elected to CAHI’s board of directors.

A graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, Angelo has been in the financial business more than 10 years. Prior to his current position, he was a compliance analyst with Harley-Davidson Financial Service, Inc.

CAHI is always in need of community-involved citizens to serve on the board. If you are interested in community service and volunteerism and want to have a decision on how the affordable housing community grows, contact CEO Ron Trunk at 883-7101 for more information.

• Dayton resident Karel C. Ancona-Henry is a reporter for the Appeal.