For the past 40 years a strong relationship has been kindled between the March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL. Together we have raised more than $500,000 a year to help put an end to the number of premature births. This effort is something we should all be proud of and use to look optimistically toward the future. Due to the hard work of both organizations, we can proudly say we made a great impact on such a great problem facing our society.
For a while my own conception of what the March of Dimes did was misconstrued. I thought their sole purpose was to put an end to premature births. While this is a big part of what they work toward, another big item the organization fights for is health awareness for all. They don’t just wish to eradicate premature births but also unhealthy living.
In their efforts to reach out, the March of Dimes’ Team Youth division has special opportunities available to benefit FBLA-PBL members. One opportunity is the Teen2Teen Health Education Series. Through these innovative discussions members can take part in an experience that is more centered toward them. This series is a great tool to utilize during chapter meetings. The items discussed allow members to learn more about the March of Dimes while learning how to better their lives as well as the lives of others.
The relationship between the March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL has allowed for a great deal of growth and development on both sides. Through various opportunities like Teen2Teen and other community service activities, we are making this world a better place one person at a time. There is no doubt in my mind that the March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL will be going strong for another 40 years!