May 27, 2009

Eastern had the great privilege to participate once again in this year’s March of Dimes national “March for Babies” campaign. Money raised through “America’s favorite walking event” is used to fund research for answers to serious problems that threaten newborns, as well as programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives—bringing comfort and information to families of babies who are born too soon or sick.

The annual March of Dimes event is a wonderful opportunity for Eastern to participate in, as there are local chapters in all of Eastern’s 12 communities, thus allowing full, company-wide participation and support. This year, Eastern donated $1486 to the March of Dimes—$986 raised by Associates with a $500 Eastern Cares match. Weather permitting, Associates and their families enjoyed coming together with numerous others throughout their communities to walk, talk, and make new friends! Congratulations to our LaGrange, GA team with the most participants for this year’s walk!

Mary Jean Rackley
Greenville, SC