“The March of Dimes Dallas and Fort Worth divisions are preparing for a busy fall slate. Both cities will host its annual fundraising galas, the Signature Chefs Auction, showcasing the culinary talents of top local chefs, while premium wine tasting and exclusive live auction and Big Board items are also included.
“The Signature Chefs Auction of Fort Worth will kick off the organization’s fall lineup on Sept. 29 at River Ranch-Fort Worth Stockyards. Then, there’s a brief lull before the whirlwind of November, which also happens to be Prematurity Awareness Month. On Nov. 2, Breakfast With A Champion presented by Tom Thumb and Dr Pepper will feature to-be-announced sports legends (last year we celebrated the Cowboys 50th anniversary) sharing a morning of inspirational and humorous anecdotes. Signature Chefs Auction of Dallas, our final event of the year, is scheduled for Nov. 12 at the Fairmont Hotel. Sprinkled in between, March of Dimes also will participate in Macy’s Shop For A Cause (Aug. 27), Kent Rathbun’s Art Party (Oct. 2) and World Prematurity Day (Nov. 17).
“We are looking for a few good volunteers who are interested in providing us with event support, including but not limited to data entry, bulk mailings, logistics and marketing.
“Funds from each event benefit March of Dimes mission of improving the health of all babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We carry out our mission through research, advocacy, community programs and education.
“At one point you were a baby, you might have a baby, but you at least know a baby so let’s work together for stronger, healthier babies.
“For more information on volunteering, contact Carmen Branch at 972/232-1349; [email protected] and the latest news from March of Dimes, Dallas & Fort Worth Divisions, follow us: facebook.com/MODDFW; twitter.com/MOD_DFW.”
-Carmen Branch, Communications Coordinator