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Employees support March for Babies in Arkansas

Arkansas March of DimesThis is the 22nd consecutive year of CNP’s participation in the March for Babies. Kenny Mercado, division senior vice president of Smart Grid development and executive walk chairman, set a companywide goal of increasing both the number of participants and monetary donations by 10 percent. “I couldn’t be more proud of our employees who, despite the difficult economy, far surpassed our goal,” said Mercado. “In total, we registered 2,520 walkers and raised more than $167,000 for the March of Dimes. The fight against infant mortality, birth defects and premature birth rates is challenging, and our employees rose to the task of supporting this noble cause in a huge way.”

Camden, Ark., employees and family members cooked and served 250 hot dogs to participants and volunteers at the city’s walk, held at Coleman Stadium on April 10. Employees in more than a dozen Arkansas communities raised more than $6,000. Pictured are children of Stacy Breland, service technician.