Farmers Insurance agents and employees raised $82,324 for March of Dimes through its “Be a Hero for Babies” fundraiser Wednesday, July 22.  That total is $1,100 more than a year ago.


Farmers Insurance agents and employees raised $82,324 for March of Dimes through its “Be a Hero for Babies” fundraiser Wednesday, July 22.  That total is $1,100 more than a year ago.
Nationally, Farmers raised $2.6 million for Be a Hero for Babies. That is $600,000 above the company’s goal. 
Across Missouri, hundreds of Farmers agents, district managers, and employees supported March of Dimes through car washes, golf outings, bowl-a-thons, and other activities.  “’Be a Hero for Babies Day’ shows the commitment of Farmers employees, agents, and district managers to back the work of March of Dimes helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies,” Paul Crosetti, Missouri executive director of Farmers, said.
Deborah Kersting, executive director of the Greater Missouri March of Dimes, hailed the efforts by the Farmers team.  “The 81,000 babies to be born in Missouri this year will benefit from the generosity of Farmers,” Kersting said.  “Premature birth is an epidemic in our state, with one of every eight babies being born too soon.”
Funds raised by March of Dimes in Missouri stay in the state to provide education, research, community services, and advocacy to give all babies a healthy start.