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March 7, 2016

Janie Hertan’s Journey of Joy through Volunteering

What brings joy to your life? Maybe it’s visiting your favorite bookstore or coffee shop, or taking a long walk.  For Janie Hertan, it’s volunteering. In her 25 years at FedEx, Janie has embodied what it means to proudly wear the purple shirt both on and off the clock.  From planning events to executing projects,

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April 8, 2014

Working Together for Healthier Babies

Every year, over half of a million babies are born prematurely in the United States. March of Dimes estimates that preterm births cost employers more than $12 billion in excess health care costs. Premature birth can lead to serious life-long challenges – such as asthma, blindness, and developmental disabilities. These challenges often affect babies throughout their lives impacting their education and ability to work. 

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April 8, 2010

Denny Hamlin Revs Up Support for the March of Dimes

FedEx team members across the country are gearing up to support the March of Dimes in one of its biggest fundraisers, the

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April 5, 2010

Sharing Our Story – Reflections from the March of Dimes National Ambassador Family

Birth is supposed to be a joyous time. But for my husband Lee and me, it was shocking. I went into pre-term labor and our son Joshua was born four months early. It was terrifying, and I felt like my world ended when I couldn’t bring my baby home.

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March 31, 2009

Taking Recess for the March of Dimes

Remember what recess was like back when you were in grade school? If the weather was nice, you probably couldn’t wait to race outside to romp and play. Fun was usually the order of the day.A team of FedEx employees recently rekindled those days of yore with a few twists. Instead of a schoolyard playground, the fun and games will take place in the corner of a parking lot at the FedEx World Technology Center in Collierville, Tenn. Instead of young children, the participants were gleeful FedEx employees on their lunch break.

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March 5, 2009

Denny Hamlin Helmet Design Contest Winner – Bernard “Sonny” VanBuskirk III

The winner of the Denny Hamlin Helmet Design Contest is Bernard "Sonny" VanBuskirk III, the 11-year-old son of Express Operations Manager Bernard VanBuskirk.

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February 4, 2009

Have Your Little Picasso Featured on Denny Hamlin’s Racing Helmet!

For the second year, FedEx is supporting March of Dimes by unveiling a new, co-branded paint scheme on the #11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry to promote the March for Babies in 2009. FedEx Driver Denny Hamlin, who will race the new paint scheme April 18, 2009, in Phoenix, needs a new racing helmet especially for this event. To help Denny find the perfect helmet, FedEx is conducting a design contest. If you are a FedEx team member with a child under the age of 12 who would like to win the chance to have his or her artwork featured on Denny’s helmet, we want to see those drawings!

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January 7, 2008

FedEx elves join Jerry Rice in helping those in need

Over 40 FedEx elves joined in the fun at the 14th Annual Jerry Rice toy drive and holiday festival. Thousands of toys were collected that will benefit 15 different children’s charities all around the Bay Area including Children’s Hospital Oakland and Shelter Network of San Mateo County.

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