Huntington Bank Northwest Ohio President to Chair Region’s 2013 March of
Dimes March for Babies
Huntington’s Sharon Speyer will lead the Toledo fundraising event’s efforts to
meet a $235,000 2013 local goal in support of premature birth prevention
TOLEDO, Ohio -- January 24, 2013
Huntington Bank’s (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com) Northwest Ohio region
President Sharon Speyer will lead the April 21 March of Dimes Toledo March for
Babies, the pregnancy and baby health nonprofit’s signature annual fundraising
event kicking off locally at Huntington Center downtown.
As chair, Speyer will play an integral role in raising community awareness and
funds to advance the scientific research and educational programs at the core
of the March of Dimes’ efforts to prevent preterm birth and birth defects.
March for Babies is the largest annual fundraising event for the March of
Dimes, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013.
“March for Babies gives everyone in our community the chance to work together
for stronger, healthier babies and make a difference in the lives of millions
of families,” Speyer said. “The health of future generations, which starts
with healthful pre-birth conditions and full-term pregnancies to give children
the best chance for a bright future, should be a priority for our community.”
The Northwest Ohio Division of the March of Dimes has committed to “beat their
best” in new revenue this year in honor of the organization’s 75^th
anniversary. The 2013 March for Babies community goal is $235,000. In 2012,
the Toledo March for Babies raised $200,000.
“Sharon’s professional and civic leadership in greater Toledo makes her a
perfect fit to lead the 2013 Toledo March for Babies,” said Suzanne Weller,
State Director of Communications for the March of Dimes. “She has a proven
track record bringing the community together to support charitable causes in
our region. We appreciate her and Huntington’s commitment to the needs of
Toledo area residents can sign up for the March for Babies now at
www.marchforbabies.org and start a team with co-workers, family and friends.
Last year, more than 4,000 people attended the event – which will start this
year at 10 a.m. on April 21 at Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Avenue.
The March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Kmart, Farmers Insurance,
Macy’s, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Famous Footwear, Watson Pharmaceuticals,
Mission Pharmacal, and United Airlines. The Toledo March for Babies is
sponsored locally by presenting sponsor Huntington Bank as well as ProMedica
Toledo Children’s Hospital, Hollywood Casino Toledo, and First Solar.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $56 billion regional bank holding
company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The Huntington National Bank, founded
in 1866, provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer
banking services; mortgage banking services; treasury management and foreign
exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and investment management
services; trust services; brokerage services; customized insurance brokerage
and service programs; and other financial products and services. The principal
markets for these services are Huntington’s six-state banking franchise: Ohio,
Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary
distribution channels include a banking network of more than 700 traditional
branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores and retirement
centers, and through an array of alternative distribution channels including
internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and more than 1,300 ATMs.
Through automotive dealership relationships within its six-state banking
franchise area and selected other Midwest and New England states, Huntington
also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail
automobile financing for dealer customers.
The Huntington National Bank, Member FDIC. The logo mark and Huntington^® are
federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.
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. For the latest resources and
information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and
follow us on Twitter.
Maureen Brown, 614-480-5512
March of Dimes
Suzanne Weller, 567-298-4818
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