Fischer & Frichtel’s decision to serve as the platinum sponsor for this year’s March of Dimes “March for Babies” in St. Louis seems almost predestined.
In 1947, Dr. Jonas Salk began his research to develop a polio vaccine, funded by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which ultimately evolved into the organization known today as the March of Dimes. At the very same time, Fischer & Frichtel began building its first homes in the St. Louis region.
Throughout its 70-year history, the home building company has supported numerous charitable endeavors, with a particular emphasis on those dedicated to improving the lives of children. When recently approached by a March of Dimes representative, CEO John Fischer was eager to learn how his firm might participate in this year’s March for Babies – St. Louis, to be held on April 29 in Forest Park.
Domn’John and Chief Marketing Officer Kari Fischer toured the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [NICU] at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to gain a greater understanding of the power of this event. The tour was conducted by NICU Family Support Program Coordinator/Site Manager Lori Goser and Dr. F. Sessions Cole, Children’s chief medical officer, newborn medicine director and member of the national March of Dimes Board of Trustees.
Thoroughly impressed, Fischer committed his firm as the event’s platinum sponsor. Additionally, Fischer & Frichtel is building a “Dream Playhouse” that will be raffled off and displayed on a float in the annual Cottleville St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11.
After the parade, the playhouse will be on display in various Fischer communities for several weeks as well as at the march site in Forest Park on April 29.
Raffle tickets, at $5 per ticket or five tickets for $20, may be purchased online through May 1, with all proceeds going to the March of Dimes. The winning ticket will be drawn and announced at the company headquarters in Chesterfield on May 2.
For complete details on the March for Babies, opportunities to donate and raffle tickets for the Dream Playhouse, visit Fischer & Frichtel online at www.fandfhomes.com.