Wilson top March of Dimes fundraiser for Maryland
PRESTON — David H. Wilson, president and CEO of the Preston Automotive Group, is the number one individual fundraiser for March of Dimes for Maryland, the nonprofit announced.
Wilson raised more than $25,000 for this year’s Mid-Shore March for Babies walk.
More than 3,000 participants gathered across the state, from the lower Eastern Shore to western Maryland, to raise funds to help give every baby the best possible start.
During the past 30 years, Wilson has personally raised $304,000 for March of Dimes March for Babies walks.
“David truly cares for our community,” Jessica Hales, senior development manager for the March of Dimes, said. “He is not only raising critical funds for the mission, he is also raising awareness for the health threats facing moms and babies.”
Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. From advocacy to education to research, March of Dimes is working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy.
“As a father of five healthy children, I am honored and humbled to support March of Dimes and all of their efforts,” Wilson said. “It’s awesome to see our associates and family rally behind such a great cause. We all had many sleepless nights worrying about Brendan Dixon, son of Howard and Michelle Dixon, long-term associates of Preston Automotive Group, who was born prematurely. Watching Brendan become an advocate has been a game changer for all of us at the Preston Automotive Group.”
March of Dimes is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. For more information on how to get involved, call 410546-2241.
David H. Wilson, president and CEO of the Preston Automotive Group, is the number one individual fundraiser for March of Dimes for Maryland, the nonprofit announced. Wilson raised more than $25,000 for this year’s Mid-Shore March for Babies walk. David Wilson Jr., left, and David H. Wilson, right, pose with a participant at this year’s March of Dimes walk.