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Farmers Insurance Group(R) Raises More Than $3.2 Million in a Single Day for the March of Dimes
Date:6/5/2008

LOS ANGELES, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Farmers Insurance Group(R) agents, district managers, and employees have shattered the single-day fundraising record in March of Dimes history -- raising more than $3.2 million on Tuesday, June 3. The Farmers Insurance team all across the country held fundraisers and other events to best last year's total, which was the March of Dimes single-day record, of more than $2.7 million.

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June 3 was the March of Dimes designated "Be a Hero for Babies Day." It's the third year Farmers Insurance has called on everyday people to become a "hero" for healthy babies.

"Once again Farmers Insurance agents and employees delivered on behalf of healthy babies all across this country," said Robert Woudstra, President and Chief Operating Officer, Farmers Insurance Group. "We keep setting the bar higher each year and I'm proud we've been able to once again break the March of Dimes' single day fundraising record. The Farmers team will continue its efforts to get all babies back where they belong -- healthy and strong."

Farmers' agents and employees hosted a variety of events to raise money for this event from flipping burgers and barbeque to rolling strikes in bowling tournaments. One agent walked 24 straight hours on a treadmill while other agents chained themselves to port-a-potties to raise money for the March of Dimes.

During the day on Tuesday, the Farmers team across the country called in their fundraising efforts to the home office in Los Angeles, where the results were tabulated, similar to a telethon. Farmers' employees then rallied together to hear the final results announced. The March of Dimes 2008 National Ambassador Catharine Aboulhouda and her mother Susan joined the spirited celebration. Catharine was born 16 weeks early and
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