Seabeck Resident Wins Brand-New Ford Fiesta!
All Star Ford Donated the New Vehicle to Support the March of Dimes and their Mission to Improve the Health of BabiesOlympia, WA, June 10, 2013
It was an exciting moment on Saturday, June 8th when Blair Fosmo, a resident of the Seabeck community, won the all-new 2013 Ford Fiesta. The drawing was held at All Star Ford, 1925 Cooper Point Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98502. Competition was fierce with more than 6,000 names from the statewide event registered in the drawing, but Blair’s ticket was the winner!
“I couldn’t believe that I actually won,” said Blair Fosmo. “I purchased the raffle ticket because it was for a great cause, but I never expected that I would be the one to drive the car home.”
All Star Ford in Olympia donated an all-new, 2013 Ford Fiesta to the March of Dimes Washington Chapter in support of the March for Babies campaign, which is their signature fund-raising event. The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Funds raised through the Ford Fiesta raffle ticket sales exceeded $60,000.
Joel Olsen, Chief Financial Officer at All-Star Ford, knows first-hand about the March of Dimes’ efforts: Olsen’s son was born eight weeks premature.
“My son is now a healthy 4-year-old, and the support we received from the March of Dimes at that critical time made a huge difference,” Olsen said. “I want to make sure that every baby gets the chance for a healthy start in life. The funds from the Fiesta raffle will help others in similar situations.”
Funds raised through the raffle tickets sales and March for Babies events will enable the March of Dimes to help moms before, during and after pregnancy get the information and support they need to have healthy babies. And if something goes wrong, the March of Dimes offers information and comfort to help parents cope with premature birth, a child with a birth defect, or the loss of a baby. The March of Dimes researches the problems that threaten the health of babies and works to prevent them.
This year, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life. More than 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
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About the March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.