For me, Marching for Dimes is a family tradition. In the 50’s, my grandmother “Marched for Dimes” as a school teacher to help eradicate polio. And I’ll be marching this year, in two March of Dimes walks. One starts on the steps of Philadelphia’s world-renown Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 25, the other starts at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on May 23.
For my company, UnitedHealthcare, the March of Dimes underscores our commitment to both treating and preventing illness, which is why the company and individual employees have gotten so involved with this year’s marches. We’re marching and raising money to support the March of Dimes mission of improving the health of babies, by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. As a company, our goal is to raise $1 million for the March of Dimes this year. I don’t know if we’ll make it, but it won’t be for lack of trying.
Besides upholding a family tradition and participating in a company initiative, I have another very personal reason to march: Out of sheer gratitude and appreciation for my three healthy sons, Andy, George and Will. Here’s a picture of them. The green one isn’t mine!
The March of Dimes stands for babies. All babies. This wonderful organization needs our help to continue making a difference in the lives of our families. Can I count on your help? I've set a big goal and would really appreciate the support of all my blog readers in achieving it.
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Thanks in advance for helping the March of Dimes give all babies a healthy start!