John Rainey Named Chair of 2015 March for Babies, Nation’s Biggest Fundraiser for Mom and Baby Health

Chandler, Arizona | Thursday, September 18, 2014

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John Rainey, executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Airlines will be named national chair of the March of Dimes 2015 March for Babies at a ceremony in Phoenix tonight. Mr. Rainey commits to generating a minimum of $1 million for the organization, which supports research and other programs to give more babies a healthy start in life.

“Many of our United employees and their families worldwide have been helped by the work of the March of Dimes, and we’re committed to helping that important work continue,” says Mr. Rainey, who is also a member of the March of Dimes Board of Trustees. “I’m honored to serve as 2015 March for Babies chair and look forward to bringing together our United customers and employees to help support stronger, healthier babies.”

This year will mark the 10th year of United’s sponsorship of the March of Dimes National Ambassador program for the National Ambassador family to travel around the United States, sharing their story and raising awareness. In 2006, United became a National Sponsor of March for Babies. The airline, its customers and its employees have contributed nearly $5.5 million since the partnership began.

“United Airlines’ support makes it possible for the March of Dimes to raise awareness of the need for more research and community programs to prevent premature birth and birth defects,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes.

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