Herndon, VA (PRWEB) March 22, 2010
In the United States, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely, and 1 in 10 will end up in a neonatal intensive care unit. Prematurity is the leading cause of infant mortality in the first year of life. The March of Dimes is focused on improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. To help increase awareness and raise funds for the March of Dimes and their efforts, Network Solutions® is launching an online drawing contest. This contest is open to anyone who would like to use an easy online drawing board to create a picture in support of the March of Dimes. Participants are encouraged to invite friends and family to vote online for the best drawing. Network Solutions will donate a $1 per vote (up to a maximum of $10,000) for the winning drawing. All proceeds will go to the March of Dimes in the “artist’s” name.
“As a father of five children, I understand the importance of helping women sustain healthy pregnancies and preventing birth defects,” said Tim Kelly, CEO and President of Network Solutions. “This online drawing contest is a fun and easy way to support the March of Dimes and their efforts to prevent birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.”
“We are very excited to have Network Solutions support our efforts,” said Dona Dei, Director of Program Services for the Maryland-National Capital Area of the March of Dimes. “The contest helps promote our work to give all babies a fighting chance against threats to their health. It also gives people the ability to share their interest in helping the March of Dimes with their friends and family in a fun, creative way.”
No artistic skills are needed to create an online picture; participants simply use an online drawing tool that follows the movements of the mouse. The contest is open to anyone, whether they participate in a walk-a-thon or not. Drawing submissions will be accepted from March 22nd through April 2nd. Voting on the submitted drawings will be open until April 9th with the winner announced on Wednesday, April 14th. Those who wish to participate in the drawing contest or to vote for a favorite drawing may go to: http://networksolutions.com/march-of-dimes.jsp. Network Solutions will donate $1 per vote, up to $10,000, in the winning “artist’s” name to the March of Dimes.
About the March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group, CIGNA, Continental Airlines, Famous Footwear, FedEx, Sanofi Pasteur, First Response and Mission Pharmacal. To join an event near you, visit marchforbabies.org. For more information, go to the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language Web site at nacersano.org.
About Network Solutions, LLC:
Network Solutions®, the leading provider of online solutions for small businesses, offers a full range of services including: search engine marketing, Web hosting, Web site design, e-commerce, SSL certificates, e-mail and domain name registration services. Network Solutions draws on 31 years of experience to make it simple and affordable for customers to build and manage an online presence through a one-stop Web Solutions provider. Additional information about Network Solutions’ offerings is available at About.NetworkSolutions.com