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NASCAR Star Denny Hamlin Helps Rev Up March for Babies

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FedEx Racing driver Denny Hamlin will drive a special #11 FedEx Office/March for Babies Toyota in the “SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600™” at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in effort to rev up the revenue for the March of Dimes and give every baby a healthy start in life.

“This is the third year in a row that I raced the March for Babies car at the Phoenix Raceway,” said Hamlin. “Last year we placed sixth and I’m hoping this year we’ll win! I want to do everything I can to help raise awareness for the amazing work the March of Dimes does so that more babies are born healthy.”

The #11 FedEx Office/March for Babies® Toyota was unveiled today during a ceremony at Joe Gibbs Racing Inc. in Huntersville, N.C. Hamlin and team owner Joe Gibbs were on hand to reveal the special paint scheme for the Phoenix Cup race.

During the race, Hamlin also will wear a helmet designed by Morgan, Preston and Chase Copeland. The triplets are the children of FedEx Office employee Alan Copeland and were born seven weeks premature in 2005. Today, their dad says, Morgan, Preston and Chase are healthy, active four-year-olds thanks to the March of Dimes-funded treatments and the medical care they received.

Check out the press release for all the details!

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NASCAR Star Denny Hamlin Helps Rev Up March for Babies

Comment by Taylor Dyk — March 27, 2010 @ 12:45 am

My daughter Lila Rose was born 2 months early weighing in at 3 pounds, she had to spend a month in the NICU, but as of now she is a strongy healthy 9 month old :] I am so grateful for the March of Dimes foundation. Every baby deserves a healthy and strong start at life. Denny Hamlin has been my favorite NASCAR driver since he appeared on the scene and this just makes me love him even more! Thank you so much!

NASCAR Star Denny Hamlin Helps Rev Up March for Babies

Comment by Rhonda Akins — March 28, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

Congrats to Fed Ex for all their support of March for Babies, our family knows all too well how important March of Dimes is in preventing premature & infant death in babies. In 2008 our 1st grand baby was born at 31 weeks weighing 2 lbs 3 1/4 oz. she did well for 22 days & then developed NEC (intestinal infection), had surgery for this but did not survive. Addison Lemmons was born on June 9, 2008 & we lost her on July 1, 2008. This has to be the worst devestation any family could suffer, but our family has pulled together & this will be our 3rd year to participate in the March For Babies walk. Our family has raised over $4,000 to help see that “One day ALL Babies will be born healthy”. So thank you Denny Hamlin & Fed Ex in making the world aware of this much needed program.

thanks everyone.
Rhonda Akins

NASCAR Star Denny Hamlin Helps Rev Up March for Babies

Comment by Cristal Pabon — March 29, 2010 @ 10:07 am

hi my name is cristal and im in 8th grade. i fell that people should march for the sweet, innocent babies because not all people live due to many health issues. Thinking about the March of Dimes makes me happy and proud knowing that i am free to march for the babies. I get caught up in all the school activities when it comes to babies and other health things happening. So I just want to let everyone out there know to, never be embarrassed to go out and help the wonderful people in need. STAND UP FOR A CHANGE AND HELP THE COMMUNITY!

NASCAR Star Denny Hamlin Helps Rev Up March for Babies

Comment by mollie — March 30, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

hellO my name is mOlliee! i think what my fellow classmate cristal pabon said is true!! i am very tOuched by peOple dOing things tO help the babies. I’ll do anything to also help the people in need. So Please March For The Innocent Babies!!!

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