Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Give to the March of Dimes

For the past year, Doris Italian Market & Bakery has partnered with the March of Dimes raising thousands of dollars. Now, for those who wish to donate, Doris Italian Markets are accepting $1 donations at each location for the March of Dimes "March for Babies". For more information, check out www.marchforbabies.org, or simply tell your cashier at check out that you would like to donate. We at Doris Italian Market & Bakery are proud to be a part of such fine organization and knowing that we are part of a mission that strives to improve baby health.



About the March of Dimes:

March of Dimes is the leading non profit organization for pregnancy and baby health.

Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.

The first great polio epidemic in the U.S. was in 1916. The disease infected mostly children, killing thousands and leaving many more paralyzed. On a summer day in 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt became one of its victims and the March of Dimes was born.Through life saving research we beat polio, but we continue our efforts to help children today by working to save babies from the silent crisis of premature birth.

A History of Success:


President Franklin Roosevelt established the March of Dimes in 1938 to save America's youth from polio. His premise was that people can solve any problem if they work together. He created a partnership of volunteers and researchers, and within 17 years, the Salk vaccine had been developed and polio was on the run.That dynamic partnership has endured and it's what makes the March of Dimes work. With the help and support of the American people, the March of Dimes has saved the lives of millions of babies over the past 64 years. And we won't stop until we reach the day when every baby is born healthy

Here is how we participated:
Last April we sponsored the March for Babies. This past October we sponsored the Signature Chefs Auction. And we continue to grow with the march of dimes in the future. One way is the march of dimes promo we have going on in the stores now.

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