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March of Dimes. What is it?. March of Dimes (formerly National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio Later, in 1958 the main focus became to help prevent premature birth and birth defects in children.

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March of Dimes (formerly National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

Later, in 1958 the main focus became to help prevent premature birth and birth defects in children


M o d as a brand
M.O.D. as a Brand Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

  • March of Dimes is a leading nonprofit brand and a strong nonprofit partner

  • Has a track record of producing marketing &business objectives with clients through its diverse portfolio of events and programs.

  • #1 recognized major health charity by moms and #2 recognized major health charity by women


P eople for or against m o d
P Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polioeople for or against M.O.D.?

  • In some cases the genetic counselors or doctors for M.O.D. have implied that abortion is a “possible” treatment for some pre-natal birth defects when no medical cure is available

  • Prior abortions are the third highest risk factor associated with premature birth which is important info. NOT listed on the M.O.D. website


Ctd Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio…

M.O.D. supports--------------

  • federally funded embryo-destructive stem cell research

  • pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

    Embryos with traits such as -----------

  • Down syndrome or TaySachs are rejected.


Sponsors
Sponsors Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

  • FedEx

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Sounds of Pertussis

  • United Airlines

  • Farmers Insurance Group

  • First Response

  • Kmart

  • Watson Pharmaceuticals

    And many more……


Media relations
Media Relations Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

  • Television Commercials

  • Radio spots

  • Magazine Ads

  • Internet(Facebook Twitter pages)

  • YouTube

    (Most varying by chapter)


Celebrity involvement
Celebrity Involvement Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

"The involvement of high profile celebrities is key, as we aim for the day when all babies will be born healthy,“

-Jane Chmielinski, New York City's 2008 March for Babies Chairperson.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGpSOgHTABM


Advocacy
Advocacy Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

  • The PREEMIE Act allows enhanced research, education & intervention intended to improving pregnancy outcomes

  • $5 million from Commemorative Coin Act would go to improving the health of women and children


Employee perks
Employee Perks Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

Discounts on----

  • Cell Phone Bills

  • Personal Vacations

  • Dining

  • Electronics

  • Miscellaneous Merchants


Employee relations some employee comments
Employee Relations Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio(some employee comments)

  • “Supportive people”

  • “Fun & Creative company”

  • “Challenging position”

  • ”Family oriented”

  • “Rewarding Position”

  • “No Health Benefits”

  • “Too much down-time”


How is m o d funded
How is M.O.D. funded? Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

  • M.O.D. website

  • Fundraisers

  • Coin Collection Centers

  • Business Leader donations

  • Recipient of a number of continuous trusts


Too good to be true
Too Good to be True? Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

March of Dimes-----

  • funded medical research involving animals

  • supported a process that got FDA approval for the 7,500%-15,000% increase in the cost of a drug that prevents premature birth


Thoughts
Thoughts? Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

My Pros

My Cons (hurts external image)

Funds Animal Testing

federally funded embryo-destructive stem cell research

Makena Drug Controversy

Slightly deceptive advertising

  • Well-known organization that organizes vast resources

  • Really has improved many lives by trying to enhance prenatal care &providing treatment to children born with birth defects

  • Many, Many ways to donate and volunteer

  • Online community where you can share stories and receive support


References
References Paralysis) is a non-profit organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt initially to fight polio

1.How is March of Dimes funded? (n.d.). Retrieved October 24, 2012, from http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4572363_how-march-dimes-funded.html

2. Life Issues Institute. (2009, July). Seven Reasons to Boycott the March of Dimes. Retrieved October 23, 2012, from http://www.lifeissues.org/marchofdimes/sue_enouen_7-09.htm

3. March of Dimes. (2011). Retrieved October 24, 2012, from PR Newswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/eli-manning-teams-up-with-march-of-dimes-in-new-york-city-56794137.html4.

4. March of Dimes. (2012). Advocacy. Retrieved October 23, 2012, from http://www.marchofdimes.com/advocacy/advocacy.html

5.March of Dimes. (2008,2009). Corporate Sponsors. Retrieved October 22, 2012, from http://www.marchofdimes.com/partnersandsponsors/faq_promotions_brand.html

6. March of Dimes Employer Reviews. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23, 2012, from Indeed: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/March-of-Dimes/reviews

7. March of Dimes. (2010, August 26). History of March of Dimes. Retrieved October 23, 2012, from http://www.marchofdimes.com/mission/history_indepth.html

8. Prevention Activities. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23, 2012, from http://www.marchofdimes.com/advocacy/prevention_coinact.html

9. YouTube. (n.d.). Retrieved October 24, 2012, from Eli Manning for March of Dimes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGpSOgHTABM


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