Submitted by Farmers Insurance Group
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2007--In the largest single-day fundraiser in March of Dimes, history, Farmers' Insurance Agents and employees nationwide raised more than $2.6 million in one day, June 7, 2007.
Called "Be a Hero for Babies Day," this is the second year Farmers Insurance called on everyday people to become a "hero" for healthy babies.
"This is one of the proudest days for me personally and for this entire organization," said Paul Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Farmers Insurance Group. "Our goal was to raise $2 million in one day, and we far exceeded it raising more than $2.6 million."
The $2.6 million is in addition to the $1.8 million raised by Farmers' team members during WalkAmerica, bringing Farmers total donation this year to over $4 million.
Hopkins added, "This is thanks to our hard-working Farmers agents and employees across the country who share my dedication in giving back to the communities where we live and work."
"The March of Dimes wants to thank Farmers agents and employees for making Be a Hero for Babies Day an incredible success demonstrating farmers' spirit of giving back," said Dr. Jennifer Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "Farmers agents and supporters are the true heroes for more than a half million babies born too soon, and we are proud of their tremendous efforts to give all babies a healthy start in life."
Farmers Insurance Group(R) is one of the top contributors to the March of Dimes, raising more than $20 million to support healthy babies. Farmers is also proud to announce it is a national sponsor of the Family Support Program in neonatal intensive care units in hospitals nationwide where the March of Dimes supplies needed comfort and information to families during the stressful first days of their babies' lives.
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language Web site at nacersano.org.
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies(R) is the nation's third-largest insurer of automobiles and homes and helps to restore the lives of more than 15 million customers when the unexpected happens. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Farmers Insurance provides homeowners insurance, automobile insurance, business insurance, insurance for recreational products, life insurance and financial services to more than 10 million households through a vast network of agents and district managers. Through support of the March of Dimes, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, award-winning educational programs provided free to schools and other safety, civic and arts organizations, Farmers Insurance is committed to making a difference in the communities where its agents, employees and customers live and work. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at www.farmers.com.
Copyright Business Wire 2007
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies(R) is the nation's fourth-largest Personal Lines Property & Casualty insurance group. Headquartered in Los Angeles and doing business in 41 states, the insurers comprising the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies provide Homeowners, Auto, Business, Life insurance and financial services to more than 15 million households through 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and district managers. Through support of the March of Dimes, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, award-winning educational programs provided free to schools as well as other safety, civic and arts organizations, Farmers is committed to making a difference in the communities where its agents, employees and customers live and work.
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