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Publix, H-E-B Among Companies Honored By March Of Dimes

For their efforts to fund research and programs that promote healthier pregnancies and bring hope and comfort to families with a sick or premature baby, 10 leading companies were honored in mid-September by the March of Dimes.

“We celebrate the important role your company, your employees and your customers have played in the success of March for Babies, the March of Dimes number one fundraiser, among the 3 million Americans who participated nationwide,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “Thanks to your generosity, the March of Dimes continues to make strong progress in our mission to improve the health of America’s babies.”

The top 10 2014 corporate teams are:

1. Kmart, whose associates and customers raised $11.15 million. (Tim Austin, Kmart’s SVP of retail services, served as the 2014 national chair of March for Babies.)

2. Publix Super Markets Inc., whose customers and associates raised more than $5.7 million—$300,000 more than last this year.

3. Macy’s, which raised $2.91 million in its annual Shop For A Cause program, of which the March of Dimes was the national in-store beneficiary.

4. Famous Footwear, which raised $1.60 million, more than $126,000 over its 2013 total. The company also received the March of Dimes 2014 Chairman’s Volunteer Leadership Award in recognition of its 12 years of partnership.

5. Citi, which raised $1.3 million.

6. United Auto Workers, which raised $928,014, nearly $100,000 more than last year.

7. Cigna, which raised $922,130.

8. Cisco Systems, which raised $894,435.

9. GE, which raised $879,811.

10. H-E-B, which raised $745,542—more than $70,000 more vs. 2013.

Among the programs funded by March for Babies are the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers; local programs that help moms get the access to group prenatal care and services to reduce risks during pregnancy; and professional and public education.

More than 92,000 families in 132 hospitals nationwide are supported through the NICU Family Support® program.

The 2014 March for Babies was sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy’s, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, United Airlines and Actavis.

In the featured photo at top:
March of Dimes National Ambassador Aidan Lamothe (middle) accepted the Crystal Award on behalf of Publix Super Markets from March of Dimes President Dr. Jennifer Howse (left) and March of Dimes Board of Trustee Member Gary Dixon (right) in celebration of being named the No. 2 March for Babies Team in the nation.

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