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March for Babies committee sets $18,000 goal in new revenue

March 14, 2012
  • The 2012 March for Babies Revenue Committee is working to secure $18,000 in new revenue for the Washington County March for Babies. Seated, from left, are Mary Matthews, Mackintosh Realtors; Washington County Commissioner Jeff Cline; Beth Provost, Jersey Mikes Subs of Hagerstown; and Paul Crampton Jr., Paul Crampton Contractors. Standing, Jaime Dick, Washington County government; Stefan Shingleton, M&T Bank; Phil Ridenour, Washington County government; Mike Spickler, Pure Green Energy Services; Dan Pheil, Cinetic; Brad Fulton, AC&T; and Ron Bowers, The Maryland Theatre.
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Washington County Commissioner Jeff Cline will serve as the 2012 Washington County revenue chairman for March for Babies, the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser.

March for Babies helps fund lifesaving research and educational programs aimed at helping moms have healthy babies. 

Cline, along with the revenue committee, has committed to raising at least $18,000 in new revenue toward the local goal of $94,000 to help prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality and to help moms have full-term pregnancies.

Last year, the county event raised more than $86,000. 

This year, Cline hopes to bring in even more by focusing on new revenue and helping to raise awareness in the area.

“We are honored to have Commissioner Cline chairing March for Babies.” said Jessica Wagoner, March of Dimes division director.

“When our leaders publicly stand with a cause they support, they show the whole community the value of volunteer service and community involvement.”

Local residents can sign up at www.march forbabies.org and start a team with co-workers, family or friends.

More than 600 people attended last year’s event, which will return to Fairgrounds Park on Saturday, April 28.

Washington County March for Babies is sponsored by Citi and Meritus Health. Western Maryland Division sponsors include Safeway and WHAG. 

March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Kmart, Farmers Insurance, Cigna Healthcare, FedEx, Famous Footwear, Sanori Pasteur, United Airlines, First Response, Watson Pharmaceuticals and Mission Pharmacal.

For more information about the March of Dimes, go to www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org.

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