Macy’s Shop For A Cause Raises Funds for March of Dimes Programs

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March of Dimes
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Formerly the interim CEO of Sparks Health System, Tim Schmidt now serves as the CEO of Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas. Outside of his work in the health care industry, Tim Schmidt has dedicated his time and resources to several nonprofit organizations, including the March of Dimes.

In a recent press release, the March of Dimes announced that Macy’s raised more than $3 million during its 2016 Shop For A Cause event. Macy’s has held the annual shopping event for the last 11 years to raise funds for the March of Dimes and other nonprofit groups.

This year, the March of Dimes was the exclusive beneficiary of Shop For A Cause, which gave Macy’s customers the opportunity to purchase $5 savings passes that could be used to get a discount on online and in-store purchases made between August 26 and 28, 2016. All proceeds from the event supported the March of Dimes in its efforts to improve the health of babies worldwide.

Community Impact of the March of Dimes

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March of Dimes
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Tim Schmidt is an experienced CEO and health care administrator with over three decades of experience. Most recently, Tim Schmidt served as an executive at Community Health Systems, where he was an interim CEO for Sparks Health System. Outside of his professional experience, Mr. Schmidt has been engaged in the support of many community organizations, including time as the chair for the March of Dimes Walk.

Originally established as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the March of Dimes Foundation works to improve prenatal health care and prevent birth defects and premature births. The organization administers a variety of community programs, such has the March of Dimes Walk, which combine to make a positive impact on local communities across the country.

March of Dimes community programs are active in all 50 states as well as Puerto Ricon and Washington, DC. Programs entail partnerships with local and state level organizations and primarily address areas such as pregnancy and prenatal care. However, there are also community initiatives that affect healthcare inequities, including over 100 programs that work to mitigate health inequities among underserved and minority populations.