THANKS A MILLION MARCH OF DIMES RECOGNIZES JACK IN THE BOX® FOR LOCALLY RAISING MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF ALL MOMS AND BABIES
San Diego, CA | Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Media ContactsElizabeth Williams (415-217-6371)
March of Dimes is saying “Thanks a Million” to the Jack in the Box Foundation and generous San Diego employees, franchisees and guests of Jack in the Box® who have donated and raised more than $1.36 million since 2005 to support the mission of March of Dimes. Jack in the Box is March of Dimes’ top fundraiser in San Diego. The fast food corporation, which is headquartered in San Diego, reached this exceptional milestone through sponsorship, employee team fundraising and promotions held in Jack in the Box restaurants. To help celebrate the milestone, “Jack Box,” the popular spokesperson for Jack in the Box, served as honorary chair of the San Diego March for Babies in 2019.
March of Dimes mission is to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Each year, nearly half a million babies are born prematurely or with birth defects. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. March of Dimes is taking on rampant issues affecting moms and babies such as health equity, disparities and maternal mortality and morbidity and the opioid crisis, all while remaining true to our goal of reducing premature birth. March of Dimes is tackling these urgent health issues and working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy through pioneering research, advocating for policies at the national, state and local level and empowering families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies.
“March of Dimes has done so much over the years to improve the lives of babies and their moms,” said Jack in the Box Inc. Chairman and CEO Lenny Comma. “I’m really proud that our Jack in the Box family has made such a significant impact in supporting this amazing organization.”
"Jack in the Box is a true champion for moms and babies and one of our treasured and long-standing partners in San Diego. We are thankful to have the support of dedicated Jack in the Box associates and customers to help us empower families with the knowledge and tools they need to have healthier pregnancies and strong babies," says Stacey D. Stewart, President and CEO of March of Dimes.
About The Jack in the Box Foundation
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 21 states and Guam. The company created the Jack in the Box Foundation in 1998 to focus its charitable giving efforts and make a greater impact in Jack in the Box® restaurant communities. The Jack in the Box Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization funded by donations from Jack in the Box Inc., its employees, franchisees and vendors.
Thousands of San Diego families, businesses, and volunteers dedicated to the fight for the health of all moms and babies took part in the 2019 March for Babies, March of Dimes biggest annual fundraising campaign. Jack in the Box Inc. Chairman and CEO Lenny Comma and “Jack Box,” the popular spokesperson for Jack in the Box who served as honorary San Diego March for Babies chair are pictured with Jack in the Box employees and franchisees on April 27, 2019 in Balboa Park at the March of Dimes March for Babies event.
About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.