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Mission Pharmacal Reaches 5-Year Milestone as National Sponsor of March for Babies®

National initiative raises funds for March of Dimes® efforts to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

SAN ANTONIO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal Company continues for the fifth consecutive year as a national sponsor of March for Babies®, the March of Dimes® premier fundraising event. The March of Dimes is a leading nonprofit organization committed to helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. This year's March for Babies event will find participants walking together in 692 communities nationwide to support the mission of helping women have stronger, healthier babies. In addition to its national sponsorship, Mission Pharmacal will have walkers and additional volunteers participating in March for Babies events throughout the United States.

Mission Pharmacal employees participate for the fifth year as a national sponsor in the annual March for Babies walk in San Antonio, Texas. March for Babies is the premier fundraising event for March of Dimes.

"Mission shares the March of Dimes passion for families and our support of March for Babies efforts is an extension of our company's corporate beliefs," says Natalie Sirjuesingh, senior vice president of marketing at Mission Pharmacal. "Since the start of our partnership with March of Dimes, Mission Pharmacal has raised more than $1.48 million to support March for Babies. Our employees also volunteer their time and raise funds to support March for Babies events across the country."

In addition to walking and fundraising, Mission Pharmacal employees volunteer to staff tables at March for Babies events to provide information on mother and baby wellness. They also help raise awareness and funds for the March of Dimes in more than 15,000 physician offices every year.

"March of Dimes is proud to have Mission Pharmacal continue its commitment as both a national financial supporter and strong volunteer presence at our events throughout the country," says Meri-Margaret Deoudes, vice president of strategic alliances, corporate relations and cause marketing for the March of Dimes. "Mission Pharmacal recognizes the need and devotes a significant amount of resources to support community-based programs and research to fight premature birth, infant mortality, and birth defects."

March for Babies is the nation's oldest and largest charitable walking event. Since 1970, March for Babies has raised more than $2 billion for life-saving research to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth.

Mission Pharmacal is also proud to partner with March of Dimes to make the award-winning CineMama iPhone app available free of charge. CineMama enables pregnant women to turn daily photos into fun movie chronicles of their pregnancies. For more information, and to download the free app, please visit missionpharmacal.com.

To make a donation or learn more about March for Babies please visit marchforbabies.org.

As part of its commitment to both women's health and pediatric care, Mission Pharmacal offers high-quality products that support maternal and infant health. For more information, please visit missionpharmacal.com.

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