Congressman Berry Named March of Dimes 'Citizen of the Year'

JONESBORO, AR - First District Congressman Marion Berry will be honored as the 2007 March of Dimes 'Citizen of the Year' on Monday evening at the Holidome in Jonesboro.

Every year since 1977, the March of Dimes, Arkansas Chapter has honored Arkansans as "Citizen of the Year."  These Arkansans represent community involvement.  Funds raised from the gala event are used to fight premature births, birth defects and infant mortality in Arkansas.

"We are honoring U.S. Representative Marion Berry for his work in improving the health of Arkansans, including our state's premature babies," said Clay Mercer, state director for the March of Dimes.  "He has been a champion for our efforts to fight premature births and transform the health of our children."