Port Orange, Fla- RepairOne® announced today they will participate in America's best loved walking event
“We are helping the March of Dimes fight the growing crisis of premature birth” said Justin Tjarks General managing partner of RepairOne®.
Today, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely. Many die; others face lifelong disability. With the rise of premature birth as a major and growing threat to the health of more than 476,000 babies every year, the March of Dimes has made defeating prematurity a national priority.
“At RepairOne® we hope that every baby is born healthy. That is why RepairOne® is proud to support March of Dimes WalkAmerica in helping our community get the information they need to have healthy babies. RepairOne® is proud to assist moms and their families in this effort; WalkAmerica is a great way to show we care." Todd Hayes President of RepairOne® said
‘We will donate $10 of every oil change to WalkAmerica for the month of April up to $1000 and challenge other small businesses in our community to do the same.’ added Tjarks.
Greater Halifax Walk - May 8
The Bermuda House
2560 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, Fla. 32118
Walk Time: 5 p.m.
Distance: 4 miles
South Volusia Walk -- April 24
Shell's Seafood Restaurant
723 E. 3rd Street
New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 32169
Walk Time: 8 a.m.
Distance: 4 miles
About the March of Dimes
The March of Dimes has a 65-year history of saving America's children. It was founded in 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to defeat polio, a dreaded disease that claimed the lives and limbs of America's children in record numbers. Within 17 years, the Salk vaccine was developed and polio was defeated.
The March of Dimes then turned its attention to an even greater challenge—fighting birth defects and other infant health problems. Over the past four decades, our lifesaving research, innovative programs, and dedicated volunteers have saved millions of babies from death and disability. With a track record of success in bringing people together to solve complex health challenges, the March of Dimes is uniquely qualified to take on the problem of prematurity