A local insurance agent was on the University of Central Oklahoma campus Wednesday to support a good cause — the March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization supporting pregnancy and baby health. Every year, more than half a million babies are born prematurely, 7,600 of them in Oklahoma alone, according to information posted on the organization’s website.
March of Dimes seeks to improve health by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March of Dimes programs support moms-to-be and professionals and offer comfort to families with a newborn in intensive care.
Wednesday, Brandon Rondon, an insurance account representative with Edmond State Farm agent Kirk Fuqua, was on the UCO campus to raise awareness for the March of Dimes. Members of the UCO community were stopping by a stand-alone basketball goal where individuals were making shots to raise funds for the March of Dimes.
Fuqua was giving away Oklahoma City Thunder tickets and for every basketball shot made he will donate from $1-$100 to the March of Dimes depending on distance, Rondon said.
“We feel great about helping out over there,” Rondon said. “It’s something we’ve done the last two years.”
It was the first time for the agent to host this particular activity on the UCO campus, Rondon said. About 20-25 students had come by during the morning hours. Once a month, Fuqua will sponsor an event supporting a different cause, Rondon said.
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