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2014-09-11 16:27:48

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes has switched its domain name to marchofdimes.org. "For 12 years, the March of Dimes has used .com to promote our presence on the internet because it was the best and only descriptive domain available to us," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. When the .org became available this year we saw an opportunity to more appropriately align ourselves with other top nonprofit...

2014-08-19 23:13:58

New film partners with March of Dimes and illuminates pregnancy journey with glimpse into the lives of families who share their pregnancy milestones and important health information. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 When expecting their first child, Director Christopher Henze and his wife couldn’t find a film addressing the entire process of pregnancy in one place. This discovery was both surprising and disappointing in the light of the nearly 4 million births American women...

2014-08-19 12:27:01

Celebrity Mom Lends Her Voice to Help Improve Mom and Baby Health WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new single by actress, singer and busy mom Hilary Duff will be featured in a March of Dimes public service announcement (PSA). "As a mom, I know there is nothing more important than the health of our babies," says Ms. Duff, mother of two-year-old Luca. "That's why I'm proud to support the March of Dimes in fighting the serious problems of birth defects...

2014-07-22 00:21:15

Retail Giant's Participation in March for Babies Raises a Record Amount WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A few dollars given individually might not seem like much, but through many such small acts of generosity, Kmart's Shop Your Way(?) members, customers and associates have donated an unprecedented $11 million this year to the March of Dimes annual March for Babies® to give more babies a healthy start in life. Kmart's record-breaking achievement set a...

2014-06-23 16:25:01

Welcomes Former US Surgeon General, National Reporters and Marketing Expert WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four leaders in the fields of medicine, media and marketing were elected to the March of Dimes National Board of Trustees, it was announced today. March of Dimes trustees serve as volunteers and play a vital role in the governing of the organization, serving as representatives of the public in advancing the March of Dimes mission for mother and baby health....

2014-04-10 12:27:39

Launches Research Campaign To End Premature Birth HYDE PARK, N.Y., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes unveiled a new exhibit commissioned to tell the story of its history and that of its founder - FDR - today at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y. Created to celebrate the March of Dimes 75(th) Anniversary in 2013, the exhibit includes an interactive touch screen that highlights FDR's personal struggles with polio,...

2014-04-08 23:32:51

Wilentz, a New Jersey based law firm, helps to raise awareness for the Middlesex County March for Babies. Woodbridge, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer attorney’s, Barbara Koonz, Counsel, and Hesser G. McBride Jr., Shareholder, have taken on the role of Middlesex County March for Babies® Co-Chairs to raise awareness and funding for babies who are born premature or with birth defects, and to give back to the Middlesex County community. Barbara, Hesser and the...

2014-04-07 00:22:12

Supermodel-Mom Niki Taylor to Join March for Babies Event at New York Stock Exchange WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the 20(th) anniversary of Cigna's support of the March of Dimes work to give all babies a healthy start in life. The company is celebrating with a new slogan, 10 Fingers, 10 Toes and 20 Years, and by ringing The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange today. Supermodel and mother of four, Niki Taylor, will join March of Dimes...

2014-03-20 16:25:21

DETROIT, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME), a music education college dedicated to teaching the next generation of modern musicians, has announced its launch in downtown Detroit. DIME's temporary location at 1520 Woodward Avenue, between John R and Witherell, opened today and will serve as its admissions office and performance space. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the space and meet the DIME team and sign up anytime Monday...

2014-02-28 00:21:29

Outside Experts Rank March of Dimes at the Top WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes is being honored as a top charity by Philanthropedia, a division of GuideStar, it was announced today. Philanthropedia is a web-based nonprofit group that rates charities according to their financial responsibility and outstanding work, helping donors to give wisely. "We are pleased and humbled to be cited by Philanthropedia experts as a top nonprofit in our field,"...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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