|In 2013, Farm Bureau Insurance is an official state sponsor for the March of Dimes.|
|Tickets to 7/25 FB Ins Day at Ballpark (partnership w/Cardinals) are $25; March of Dimes gets $5 from each sale.|
|In the last 2 years, Farm Bureau has raised $30,000 for the March of Dimes.|
For the third consecutive year, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance has partnered with the Greater Missouri Chapter of the March of Dimes to raise funds for research, advocacy and support for the organization; 2013 is the first year that Farm Bureau Insurance will be an official state sponsor.
“Farm Bureau Insurance is proud to join the March of Dimes as an official statewide partner in its fight against prematurity,” said Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst.
In the last two years, Farm Bureau has raised $30,000 for March of Dimes. A large part of those funds came from the annual Farm Bureau Insurance Day at the Ballpark, a partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals. Tickets to this annual event scheduled for July 25, 2013—a night game against the Philadelphia Phillies—are $25 each and go on sale the first week of April. The March of Dimes receives $5 from each ticket sold. In addition, a hot dog, soda and commemorative T-shirt are included with the game admission.
“Farm Bureau Insurance looks forward to helping the March of Dimes succeed in its mission for stronger, healthier babies,” Hurst said. “As a Missouri company, Farm Bureau Insurance has a presence in every county throughout the state and has seen the impact of prematurity from an emotional, physical and financial perspective.”
On average, 76,759 babies are born in Missouri each year, according to the March of Dimes. Of those, 9,272 are premature and 2,330 are born with a birth defect. Every baby receives a polio vaccine developed with funding by the March of Dimes, and children in Missouri are vaccinated against 14 diseases.
Visit www.mofb.com for more information about the Day at the Ballpark event.