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MARCH OF DIMES AWARENESS


Posted Date: 11/26/2018

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The Chugwater FBLA held a contest to raise awareness for the March of Dimes and its mission. Each day of the week of November 12-16 the questions were on the announcements  concerning the March of Dimes. Students received an email each day with a link to the question in a Google Form. The first person each day to answer correctly received a prize.  Kim Witt won three times with  Luke Redding, and Dusty Chapman winning one prize each.  Thanks to Allie Van Why for heading up this project.

FUN FACTS:  March of Dimes is a United States nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The organization was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, to combat polio. The name "March of Dimes" was coined by Eddie Cantor. After funding Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, the organization expanded its focus to the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality. In 2005, as preterm birth emerged as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, research and prevention of premature birth became the organization's primary focus.