Home Federal Bank is helping fight premature births and infant mortality by supporting the March of Dimes 2014 March for Babies fundraising event with a $1,000 donation.
The presentation was made at the Bank’s downtown branch by Western Oregon Region President Mark Johnson and Branch Managers Dorinda Dawes and Patty Shulz. Dawes has been walking with March of Dimes for more than 40 years and served as the 2013 Chair of the Lane County March of Dimes. Shulz is serving as Team Co-Captain this year, along with Dawes.
“We are so appreciative of Home Federal Bank’s continued support of March for Babies,” said Aimee Corey, Oregon March of Dimes Division Director. “HomeFed has been a valuable and consistent supporter, making a real difference in our efforts. Today’s contribution is a great start to HomeFed’s 2014 March for Babies campaign.”
“We are proud to support local babies and families with this donation,” said Johnson. “March of Dimes is dedicated to preventing premature births and helping moms have healthy pregnancies. The Bank is pleased to support them in this mission.”
Premature birth is an epidemic that impacts more than 500,000 babies nationwide each year, with 4,529 of those premature births occurring within Oregon families. For 75 years, March of Dimes has been dedicated to preventing premature births and infant mortality through research, advocacy, education and support. It serves as a resource to thousands families before, during and after birth.