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19 Jul

Jimmy Gary is a Hero for Babies

Posted by Linda

Hero For Babies!

This Thursday is Be a Hero for Babies Day. March of Dimes partner Farmers’ Insurance will challenge agents and employees to raise more than $2 million for healthy babies in a single day!

We will be sharing stories of Farmers’ Agents who are heroes for babies throughout the week and invite you to share your own.

Today’s spotlight is on Jimmy Gary, a Farmers’ agent from Dallas, Texas.

Jimmy was born with a birth defect and, on top of that, contracted polio when he was just 6 years old. As a young boy in the 1950s, he and his mother went door to door collecting funds for March of Dimes.

In 2008, Jimmy and his agency started a March of Dimes Chili Cook Off. Through the event, he has raised more than $50,000 for the March of Dimes! Jimmy also walks in March for Babies. And every year, he’s among our top walkers. In 2009, he was the #2 walker for Fort Worth. So far this year, he’s up to $15,000!

Jimmy’s whole family gets behind the mission. His wife Margo is on the local March of Dimes board. They have lobbied at the Texas capital in Austin, and take part in Fort Worth’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs event.

Jimmy is driven to help promote research and education to improve the chances of premature babies. He always reminds friends and co-workers that long-term volunteers do not get involved to grow their personal agenda/business, but to better the people and the community.

Thank you, Jimmy ­– and all the Farmers’ agents who are heroes for babies! For more information on Be a Hero for Babies Day or to make a donation, please visit


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