By Avani Rai, Illinois FBLA State Vice President, Central Area
FBLA is proud to partner with its Service Partner, the March of Dimes — the leading nonprofit focused on preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality — in working to end preventable maternal health risks and infant death. The organization was first founded in 1938 and pioneered the vaccine research that eradicated polio in the U.S., before expanding its mission to address issues of birth defects.
FBLA has raised millions of dollars for moms and babies and has consistently ranked as the top March of Dimes youth fundraising partner for over 45 years. Want your chapter to get involved? Ask your adviser about Illinois FBLA's first-ever March of Dimes Champion Chapter award!
In an effort to support chapters in their endeavors to raise funds and awareness about the March of Dimes, our State Officer Team has created a series of tasks — from chapter events to community fundraisers — to galvanize greater education and fundraising for the organization. Completing the tasks for varying amounts of points also offers chapters the opportunity to gain recognition at the upcoming State Leadership Conference! The final date for submission of the projects is March 15th, so be sure to check the program out and get your final submissions turned in before then.