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Lane Construction, whose corporate headquarters are located in Cheshire, CT, recently presented the March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter with a check for $1,200 as part of its Blue Jeans Fundraising Program. Each month, Lane offers employees the chance to “dress down” in jeans for a donation. One randomly chosen participating employee gets the opportunity to designate which charity receives the collected Jeans donations. Corporate Tax Manager Cathleen Ehmer chose the March of Dimes Foundation, whose mission is to give all babies a healthy start by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Ehmer did so in honor of her two nieces, who were born 14 weeks prematurely, and spent nearly 3 months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at area hospitals.
"For me, there was no hesitation in choosing the charitable organization,” said Ehmer, “Every child that is born deserves a fighting chance and March of Dimes helps to make that happen. I’m just glad that Lane made this donation possible.”
“Lane Construction is a true community partner. Not only have they helped March of Dimes continue its life saving research for healthy babies through their own Blue Jeans program, but by giving their employees and co-workers the chance to choose a charity that is significant to them, they have made a positive impact on their team spirit.” said Laura Gervais, community director for the March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter. “We are very thankful for Lane Construction and we look forward to partnership in the years to come.”
For more information on starting your own Blue Jeans for Babies campaign at your workplace, contact March of Dimes Senior Community Director Suzanne Galotti at firstname.lastname@example.org
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.
Photo: Laura Gervais, Community Director for March of Dimes, Cathleen Ehmer, CPA, Corporate Tax Manager for Lane Construction, Suzanne Galotti, March of Dimes State Blue Jeans for Babies Director.