BENEFITING: March of Dimes Foundation
EVENT DATE: Mar 05, 2016
Capstone Event for Arizona Phi Beta Lambda 2015-2016 Fundraising Campaign
"So far, 2015-16 Arizona Phi Beta Lambda has raised $1030 to Benefit March of Dimes"
Misson of March of Dimes
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. March of Dimes was founded by President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, to fight polio. Reachers successfully discovered a polio vaccine and March of Dimes began to focus on helping mothers have healthy babies. March of Dimes shifted their efforts to improve the health of babies, through education and prematurity awarness campaigns.
March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign to fight premature birth.
In 2003, the March of Dimes launched the Prematurity Campaign to address the crisis and help families have full-term, healthy babies. They are funding lifesaving research and speaking out for legislation that improves care for moms and babies. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born prematurely each year. The hard work and dedication is paying off.
After decades of increases, the rate of premature birth in the United States has now been on a steady decline for the last several years.Despite this progress, about 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year. (http://www.marchofdimes.org/mission/prematurity-campaign.aspx)
Future Business Leaders (FBLA) and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) partner with March of Dimes
For over 40 years FBLA-PBL has consistently ranked as the top March of Dimes youth fundraising partner, raising over $15 million dollars and counting.(http://www.fbla-pbl.org/partners/marchofdimes/)
Purpose of the Arizona PBL Dinner for Dimes Fundraiser
The pupose of this event is to raise an additional $1,000 to benefit March of Dimes fight against premature births.In 2015-2016 Arizona PBL has place an emphasis on educating peers about the mission of the March of Dimes fighting prematurity.
How it Works and how you can help
Arizona Phi Beta Lambda is hosting the 2015-2016 State wide chapter "Penny Wars" Each chapter will be provided with donation collection boxes and banners.In this competition, the goal is to collect as many coins or dollars as possible. A point for every dollar raised will be added to each chapters "2015-16 Rise to the Top " point talley. The money totals will be annonced at the "Dinner for Dimes event " and weekly totals will be updated on this website
If you are a business, individual or Arizona FBLA-PBL State Chapter there are sponsorship opportunities available. $100 food table sponsorship or the $ 50 guest table sponsorship will get your name, organization, or business name on a table tent, on www.azpbl.org and on the event program power point.
Table sponsorships are available on the fundraising page, if you have any questions contact Mark Creech ; firstname.lastname@example.org