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2010-11-11 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Encapsulating the momentous events behind one brave family's time in their local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pampers® diapers, the world's leading diaper brand, takes parents along for an emotional, heartwarming journey in their new Web-based series, "Love Comes Early," which is now airing on Pampers.com and can also be viewed on the brand's official YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/pampers). Debuting today, "Love...

2010-10-31 23:01:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half a million babies are born too soon each year and thousands don't live to celebrate their first birthday as a result. November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and people can learn more about the seriousness of premature birth, donate, or create a virtual band to celebrate, honor or remember a baby in their life at the March of Dimes web site - marchofdimes.com/fight. On November 17, the March of Dimes will mark...

2010-10-06 14:40:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military moms and moms-to-be were treated to a very special baby shower today at Walter Reed Army Medical Center courtesy of the PGA TOUR and nonprofit partners March of Dimes and Operation Shower. Moms and dads received gift boxes filled with baby supplies, clothing, toys, books and much more courtesy of Kmart, and other generous donors. "Operation Shower is delighted to work with the March of Dimes," said Chief Shower Officer, LeAnn...

2010-10-01 14:14:00

1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Returns to Atlanta as a Champion for Babies ATLANTA, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen years after clinching a gold medal for the U.S. Gymnastics team in the 1996 Olympics here, Kerri Strug returned to Atlanta to join more than 350 March of Dimes volunteers for their annual March for Babies National Kickoff held at the Carter Center. "It's important to set aside time to help causes that touch so many lives," said Ms. Strug, who during the 1996...

2010-09-22 09:55:00

1 in 3 Moms Cut Back on Basics to Provide Diapers WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking study reveals 1 in 3 American mothers struggle to provide diapers for their babies (1). These mothers have had to cut back on basics such as food, utilities like heat or electricity, or even child care in order to provide enough diapers. The March of Dimes is partnering with Huggies Every Little Bottom in an effort to address this issue of diaper need and help get...

2010-08-19 14:02:00

HILLSBORO, Ore., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes® and Farmers® Insurance are partnering to host a day of Family Fun featuring a 5K Race, an inaugural Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament and other activities on Saturday, September 18 at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex in Hillsboro. The 5K Race and the softball tournament will kick-off the daylong activities at 8:00 a.m. on the 18th. In addition to the race and the tournament, there will be...

2010-08-17 08:00:00

Inspires March of Dimes Bikers for Babies® Ride WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What started as a joking request led the town of Cridersville, Ohio, to officially change its name for a day to Snidersville in honor of Dee Snider, front man for the 1980's heavy metal band Twisted Sister, and national spokesman for March of Dimes Bikers for Babies. "I've had many dreams and been lucky enough to have most of them come true, but I would never dare to...

2010-08-11 14:39:00

Radio Spots Launch $2.5 million Advertising and Mobilization Campaign WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO announced today an ad campaign thanking key Democratic members of the House of Representatives for voting to save hundreds of thousands of jobs that were on the chopping block without adding a dime to the deficit. According to a CNN poll released today, 60% of Americans support the...

2010-08-11 14:34:00

Radio Spots Launch $2.5 million Advertising and Mobilization Campaign WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO announced today an ad campaign thanking key Democratic members of the House of Representatives for voting to save hundreds of thousands of jobs that were on the chopping block without adding a dime to the deficit. According to a CNN poll released today, 60% of Americans support the...

2010-08-11 14:34:00

Radio Spots Launch $2.5 million Advertising and Mobilization Campaign WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO announced today an ad campaign thanking key Democratic members of the House of Representatives for voting to save hundreds of thousands of jobs that were on the chopping block without adding a dime to the deficit. According to a CNN poll released today, 60% of Americans support the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'