PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On average, every minute in America a baby is born prematurely. More than 17,000 of Pennsylvania's babies will be born this year, and Farmers Insurance Group is working with the March of Dimes to change this.
March for Babies, the March of Dimes' largest fundraiser, helps fund lifesaving research and educational programs aimed at helping moms have healthy babies. This year, the Pittsburgh event raised over $600,000.
"The Pittsburgh Farmers team, headed by AgencyPoint Director Dave Howard was a top team raising over $22,000 locally for this important cause," explained Pittsburgh March of Dimes Executive Director," Sherri Browning.
"The Farmers AgencyPoint team is very proud of their accomplishment to help the March of Dimes," noted Mr. Howard. Farmers Insurance is the largest insurance company contributor to the March of Dimes having raised more than $40 million over the past two decades. Farmers employees and its agents are proud to give back to the communities where they live and work."
Ms. Browning presented the March of Dimes Crystal Award to Howard at "Farmers AgencyPoint Customer Appreciation Day" September 24. "As a father Dave got his team involved to raise more than $22,000, plus, they have not only raised the funds, but also raised the awareness of babies who are born premature or with birth defects," Ms. Browning said.
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.
Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.
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