BBVA Compass Joins with March of Dimes in Support of Charity
Posted: 4/14/11

BBVA Compass Unites with
March of Dimes for Support

BBVA Compass is offering a way for Laredoans to help babies through everyday purchases:  simply open a BBVA Compass For Your Cause checking account and select the March of Dimes as your charity of choice. When the Visa® Check Card is used for purchases, March of Dimes receives 0.25 percent of the purchase price.

The Compass for a Cause card can be secured by visiting one of 11 Laredo BBVA Compass Branches or at their website, www.bbvacompass.com/marchofdimes and designating March of Dimes as the charity of choice.

The nation’s premier annual walking event, March for Babies is held in 900 communities across the country, involving more than 7 million people. Laredo’s March for Babies is Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m. at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). Area residents are encouraged to register and raise funds for lifesaving research and educational programs at marchforbabies.org.

March for Babies is sponsored by H-E-B, Macy’s, Stripes, BBVA Compass Bank, Laredo Medical Center, Brown Hyundai, IBC Bank, BioLife Services, Wells Fargo and Molina Healthcare. The 2011 national March for Babies sponsors are K-Mart, Farmers Insurance Group, Cigna, Famous Footwear, Sanofi Pasteur, Bayer, FedEx, United Airlines, Mission Pharmacal, and First Response.

Laredoans Carolina and Nephtali Garibay and their children are the 2011 Ambassador Family for the March of Dimes’ Laredo Division March for Babies.

Each year, more than half a million babies are born prematurely, and more than 120,000 babies are born with serious birth defects. With the support of millions of people and thousands of companies, the March of Dimes has been able to reduce the rate of premature birth.

For event information, please visit marchforbabies.org.

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.



Media Contact:

OJ Lozano, 956.682.7114, olozano@marchofdimes.com

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