Troy mayor supports

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 17, 1999

fight to save babies


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Published Sept. 17, 1999

Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford signed a proclamation Tuesday supporting the March of Dimes’ continued successful fight to save babies through the annual Blue Jeans for Babies campaign Oct. 8.

Lunsford said over the past 60 years, the March of Dimes has saved millions of babies from death or disability with breakthroughs like the polio vaccine, special nurseries for very sick babies and treatment for premature infants.

"The March of Dimes and its army of volunteers across the country have made great strides in achieving advances that will save babies’ lives but there is still work to be done," Lunsford said.

Lunsford encourages the support of the community for the Blue Jeans for Babies campaign.

The campaign is a fun and easy way to support the March of Dimes.

Employees designate one day – or even a week – as Blue Jeans for Babies casual day/week.

Employees give a minimum donation and buy a Blue Jeans for Babies sticker or tee shirt to wear on Oct. 8 and other days designated by their employer. The campaign doesn’t cost employers anything unless they choose to match employee donations.

The funds raised through Blue Jeans for Babies support cutting edge scientific research and innovative programs in local communities and nationwide to help the March of Dimes continue is successful fight to save babies.

The Blue Jeans for Babies tee shirts have a new and exciting design this year and are available by calling Dianne Smith, chairperson of the Pike County Community Council, at 566-9575 or from participating merchants.

Everyone is encouraged to join Lunsford in support of the March of Dimes Oct. 8.