Farmers Insurance Celebrates 5th National March of Dimes 'One-Day' Fundraiser July 22, 2010

LOS ANGELES, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Farmers Insurance agents, district managers and employees in cities across America have their sights set on raising more than $2 million dollars for the March of Dimes in one day, July 22.  

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This is the fifth year Farmers Insurance is calling on residents in thousands of communities across America to participate in "Be a Hero for Babies Day(SM)".  Last year on July 22, Farmers Insurance raised $2.6 million-- the largest single-day fundraiser in March of Dimes history.  

"The March of Dimes' need is great," notes Farmers Insurance Chief Executive Officer Robert Woudstra, a member of the March of Dimes Board of Trustees.  "Premature births in America have reached crisis stage and we are committed to helping these babies have a fighting chance at a healthy life through supporting the March of Dimes."  

MEDIA:

Please join Farmers Insurance at its Home Office on July 22, 2010 at 4700 Wilshire Boulevard, 90010 for a great March of Dimes fundraiser.



WHAT:

Farmers Insurance One-Day Fundraising Event for the March of Dimes, July 22, 2010.  Call-ins from Farmers Agents' offices from around the country to the phone bank in the March of Dimes Special parking lot area begins at 5:00 a.m.



WHO:

Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar; Kerri Walsh, Olympic volleyball champion; Jorge Campos, Mexico Soccer Team; Jennifer Howse, president and CEO of the March of Dimes; Farmers CEO Robert Woudstra, Farmers executives and special March of Dimes families.


Plus, the Farmers Insurance Airship, the largest Zeppelin in the world, will be flying over the event from 8-11 a.m.  It is longer than a 747.  


Media is invited to take a ride on the airship on July 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Contact Jerry Davies for details. Jerry.davies@farmersinsurance.com



Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group.  The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at www.farmers.com or www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance

Contact: Jerry Davies

213-400-4459

jerry.davies@farmersinsurance.com



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