We are teaming up with the March of Dimes once again to provide moms and dads around the country with important information on pregnancy and having healthy babies. For the ninth consecutive year, we will serve as the official airline of the March of Dimes National Ambassador Program.
The National Ambassador Program is an annual campaign that helps raise awareness of the need for research and community programs to prevent premature birth and birth defects.
With our support, the March of Dimes National Ambassador – 6-year-old Aidan Lamothe of Manchester, N.H. – and his parents will be able to attend meetings, conferences and fundraisers nationwide to promote the organization and its mission. The family will travel in our premium cabins throughout the year.
“At United, so many of our customers and employees’ lives have been touched by the March of Dimes, and we are proud to continue our longstanding partnership,” said John Rainey, our executive vice president and chief financial officer and a member of the national board of trustees for the March of Dimes. “We’re honored to fly Aidan around the country to share his inspirational story, and we look forward to supporting the Lamothe family as they help ensure more babies get a healthy start in life.”
Along with the Ambassador Program, we are a national sponsor of March for Babies, the March of Dimes’ signature fundraiser that occurs in April. Every year, thousands of our co-workers in hub cities and other communities show their commitment to healthy moms and babies by walking and raising money in dozens of March for Babies walk events. Last year, our co-workers raised more than $250,000 for March of Dimes research, education and services.“We are grateful to United Airlines for their generous
support of March for Babies and our National Ambassador Program,” said
Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “United
employees are dedicated to helping raise awareness about how moms can
have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.”