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Archive for June, 2011

29 Jun
Linda

Be a Hero for Babies!

Today is Be a Hero for Babies Day and Farmers agents across the country are doing their part to help fight premature birth. Some know firsthand what it’s like to have a baby born too soon and very sick. Like Jennifer Azaira. Born 10 weeks early, Jennifer’s son Jaxson had to fight for his life in newborn intensive care. Thanks to research by the March of Dimes and the generosity of the Farmers family, his story has a happy ending.

And there’s Jim Mulligan, a Farmers District Manager from Los Angeles who was inspired by a friend’s experience with a premature baby. He soared past his $6,000 fundraising goal and inspired his agents to beat their best. But their real goal isn’t a number, it’s to help the families in their community.

For 25 years, Farmers agents and employees have shown an incredible commitment to helping babies. But their great results wouldn’t be possible without people like you. And today, your gift will do double the good. Make your donation to the March of Dimes and Farmers will match it dollar for dollar.* You can also text the word HERO to 20222 to donate $5 right now.

Thank you for joining with Farmers and the March of Dimes in working together for stronger, healthier babies!

* up to $25,000

27 Jun
Linda

Be a Hero for Babies Day is just around the corner.  It is a day when Farmers agents will reach out in their communities and raise more than $2 Million to support the March of Dimes mission.

Heather Gilbert, District Recruiter for Farmers Insurance and Financial Services, joins all of Farmers in giving back to March of Dimes.  But for her, it’s personal.  In 1995 Heather gave birth to identical twin boys, born at 27.5 weeks gestation weighing in at only 2lbs 2oz. and 2lbs 3oz.  Sadly, only one of her sons, Daniel, survived.  In her own words:

“The March of Dimes is important because there are so many babies born early or with birth defects. These small babies can not battle for their lives alone. They need support and love; not only from their families but from the doctors and staff that care for them in the NICU. The March of Dimes is able to provide research, studies, education and community services to give babies like mine the fighting chance of survival.”

Farmers has an outstanding record of volunteer service, contributing time, energy, talent and financial resources to helping babies. Joining them and be a “Hero for Babies.” Your donation will be matched by Farmers dollar for dollar!* You can make your donation here.

You can also join the Be a Hero for Babies Day event on Facebook here.

*Up to $25,000

23 Jun
Linda

Be a Hero for Babies!

For more than 25 years, Farmers has supported the March of Dimes by raising awareness and millions of dollars to protect the health of babies and support families. On June 29, Be a Hero for Babies Day, Farmers agents will reach out in their communities and raise more than $2 Million to support the March of Dimes mission.

Farmers has an outstanding record of volunteer service, contributing time, energy, talent and financial resources to helping babies. Joining them and be a “Hero for Babies.” Your donation will be matched by Farmers dollar for dollar!* You can make your donation here.

You can also join the Be a Hero for Babies Day event on Facebook here.

Are you a Farmers agent? We’d love to hear your stories about how you are a hero for babies! Head on over to our Facebook wall and tell us!

*Up to $25,000

6 Jun
Volunteers

Today’s post comes to you from the #1 fundraising chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma for March for Babies this year, at Clemson University! We asked Allyson to tell us more on why she and her chapter got involved., and how they raised over $3,000 for healthy babies.

Gamma Sigma Sigma at March for Babies

Gamma Sigma Sigma at March for Babies



Q: What motivated you and your Gamma Sigma Sigma chapter to volunteer & participate in March for Babies and for March of Dimes?

A: As Gamma Sigma Sigma is involved at a national level with March of Dimes, the Epsilon Beta chapter has been involved over the years with the foundation. However, a personal interest caused me to get the chapter more involved with March of Dimes. My mother is a neonatalogist and got me involved at an early age with March of Dimes, so it has always had a special place in my heart. In addition, Erin Reid, a Gamma Sigma Sigma alumnus and Community Director for March of Dimes, was such a great contact and help in all of our fundraising efforts.

Q: Why do you think it’s important for college students to be involved in March for Babies & March of Dimes?

A: At some point, I feel as though March of Dimes touches everyone’s lives either directly or indirectly. I think college is a great time for individuals to get involved with March of Dimes, as it is such a wonderful cause and also provides so much beneficial information for the public.

Q: What was your favorite part of March for Babies, either the day of or leading up to it?

A: The best part of March for Babies for me has always been seeing the families and listening to their stories. March of Dimes has had such an impact on so many people, and it is highly evident just how powerful the foundation is when you hear it directly from a family that March of Dimes has helped.

Q: And now, tell us your #1 fundraising tip!

A: The factor that helped our fundraising the most was showing all of the members of the sorority what March of Dimes is all about. I invited an ambassador family to come and speak to the chapter, and their story exemplified what the foundation is all about. Once the sorority was passionate about the cause, our fundraising efforts were very successful.

Thank you Allyson & Clemon Gamma Sigma Sigma for raising awareness and funds for healthy babies! 

Gamma Sigma Sigma Hosts a Campus Fundraiser

Gamma Sigma Sigma Hosts a Campus Fundraiser

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