posts tagged with March of Dimes

Working Together for Healthier Babies

twins.png Every year, over half of a million babies are born prematurely in the United States. March of Dimes estimates that preterm births cost employers more than $12 billion in excess health care costs. Premature birth can lead to serious life-long challenges – such as asthma, blindness, and developmental disabilities. These challenges often affect babies throughout their lives impacting their education and ability to work.

For Tricia Bratton, FedEx Services Marketing Advisor, the issue of prematurity prevention is highly important and extremely personal as she has first-hand experience on the roller coaster ride that having premature twins at 25 weeks creates. Today, Tricia’s twins are healthy, happy 13 year olds though they were born weighing only 1 lb. 13 oz. and 1lb. 12 oz. Due to their short gestational period, they faced a gamut of health conditions including retinopathy, feeding intolerance, demineralization of their bones, and underdevelopment of their central nervous system...

Denny Hamlin Revs Up Support for the March of Dimes

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FedEx team members across the country are gearing up to support the March of Dimes in one of its biggest fundraisers, the

Sharing Our Story – Reflections from the March of Dimes National Ambassador Family

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Birth is supposed to be a joyous time. But for my husband Lee and me, it was shocking. I went into pre-term labor and our son Joshua was born four months early. It was terrifying, and I felt like my world ended when I couldn’t bring my baby home.

Taking Recess for the March of Dimes

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Remember what recess was like back when you were in grade school? If the weather was nice, you probably couldn’t wait to race outside to romp and play. Fun was usually the order of the day.A team of FedEx employees recently rekindled those days of yore with a few twists. Instead of a schoolyard playground, the fun and games will take place in the corner of a parking lot at the FedEx World Technology Center in Collierville, Tenn. Instead of young children, the participants were gleeful FedEx employees on their lunch break.

Denny Hamlin Helmet Design Contest Winner - Bernard "Sonny" VanBuskirk III

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The winner of the Denny Hamlin Helmet Design Contest is Bernard "Sonny" VanBuskirk III, the 11-year-old son of Express Operations Manager Bernard VanBuskirk.