For many years now Preston Automotive Group as well as Dave Wilson have been huge advocates for the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes was originally established by Franklin Roosevelt to fight polio, later the mission focus was shifted to premature birth and birth defects. Research breakthroughs have helped save thousands of babies. Since 2003 the March of Dimes fight has been to save babies strongly characterized by the Premature Campaign. The rising amount of babies born prematurely has demanded action and the March of Dimes has responded by initiating a multi-year campaign to raise awareness and find the causes of prematurity. The March of Dimes mission is to “help moms have full term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies”. In local communities across the country the March of Dimes is helping moms take charge of their health and support families when something goes wrong. They also act globally by sharing the best practices in perinatal health and helping improve birth outcomes where the needs are most urgent.
On May 4th, 2014 Preston Automotive Group will be hosting their own March of Dimes event. At the Autoplex there will be a 3 mile walk beginning at 12:00 p.m. The walk will go through the town of Preston and continue back to the Autoplex. Not only is there a walk for healthier babies but there will also be entertainment for the whole family. Mike Hines and the Look will be performing and Sherman the Shorebird will also be here to greet everyone! There will be plenty of food which is being donated by local sponsors. Activities for the children include a jumbo slide and spin art. There will also be fireworks at dusk on Saturday May 3rd to kick off the March of Dimes event. The fireworks are sponsored by Preston Automotive Group and will be put on by Zambelli Fireworks.
Preston Automotive Group is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Dance & Silent Auction where all proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. This is taking place on May 30th beginning at 8:00 p.m. and ending around midnight. The event will be held at The Milestone in Easton. Music will be provided by the award winning DJ, Steve Moody. There will also be over 50 silent auction items, cash bar, light refreshments, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and a fun photo booth! This is a casual attire event. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 per person at the door.