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2011-06-02 07:00:00

DETROIT, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman who never got so much as a nickel from the fortune left by her great grandfather--five and dime store magnate F.W. Woolworth--finally caught a break after living most of her adult life destitute, homeless and on welfare. Judi Woolworth Donahue's thrift store purchase for a dime is being hailed as the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. "You are very lucky to have such a valuable item in your possession," wrote Billy Wilson, President of Motown...

2011-05-23 04:20:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Poor most of her adult life, the great granddaughter of five and dime magnate F. W. Woolworth, has retained TransMedia Group (www.transmediagroup.com) to publicize how she bought back her lost inheritance for a dime. Judi Woolworth Donahue hired the firm to spread the story about how a thrift shop purchase she made almost a decade ago has turned out to be Michael Jackson's first costume that today is estimated to be worth $2 million or more....

2011-05-02 12:43:00

DENVER, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two scientists who pioneered research on the X and Y chromosomes have been chosen to receive the 2011 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. Patricia Ann Jacobs, OBE, DSc, FRS, professor of Human Genetics, Southampton University Medical School and co-director of Research, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Salisbury, England and David C. Page, MD, director, Whitehead Institute, investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and...

2011-04-29 16:49:00

March of Dimes and Farmers Respond BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes is mobilizing its network of volunteers and sponsors to help pregnant women and families with infants cope with the aftermath of Alabama tornados in coordination with Farmers Insurance. On site at Home Depot in Tuscaloosa, AL, the Farmers Response Vehicle and March of Dimes Mom & Baby Mobile Health Center will be distributing maternity clothes, diapers, wipes and other...

2011-04-25 23:01:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 900 communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will take part this weekend in March for Babies®, the premier fundraising event for the March of Dimes. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/marchofdimes/43456/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110426/MM87863) March for Babies supports cutting-edge...

2011-04-13 15:27:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes is among the leaders in online fundraising with the release of its innovative, new iPhone application. The app, which links March of Dimes supporters directly to their own personal fundraising page, was released just in time for the 2011 March for Babies, the organization's largest fundraiser, which is held the last weekend in April in more than 900 communities nationwide. "This new app gives the March for...

2011-04-12 00:00:00

"HISTORY 3D" iPad app offers historic 3D photos in honor of Civil War anniversary; images to be donated to Library of Congress, public domain. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 A new iPad app available today in the App Store offers an exciting and immersive experience for enthusiasts of history and 3D images, but it also provides a gift to the nation. Launched to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War on April 12, "HISTORY 3D: Civil War" is the first in a...

2011-04-08 15:56:00

DALLAS, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unlikely pair of race car designers has chosen the design for the special FedEx/March for Babies #11 Toyota to be featured in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race to be held April 9 at Texas Motor Speedway here. Jake and Josh Aron, 8-year-old twin boys born prematurely, met Denny Hamlin, the driver of #11, at the Joe Gibbs Racing facility in Charlotte, North Carolina in March to determine the special paint scheme for the car. The boys and...

2011-04-07 00:00:29

GalaxyBids pledges to give 5% of all bid pack purchases the first 3 weeks of April to the March of Dimes. Newnan, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 06, 2011 GalaxyBids.com, a unique shopping experience has pledged to start giving back to special causes. The organization that they have chosen for the month of April is the March of Dimes. They have pledged that they will give a donation of 5% of all bid packs purchased the first 3 weeks of April to the March of Dimes' March for Babies. Users are able to...

2011-04-06 14:03:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heather Gilbert gave birth prematurely to identical twin boys in 1995, each weighing in at slightly more than 2 pounds. Only one of her sons, Daniel, survived. Now Ms. Gilbert will be one of more than 15,000 Farmers Insurance Group agents, district managers and their staffs holding Farmers' 2011 "Be a Hero for Babies Day" on June 29 to raise funds for the March of Dimes. The funds will help more mothers have full-term...


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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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