GEORGETOWN, KENTUCKY, (May 4, 2010) — TMMK’s Signature Event of the Year was the March of Dimes March for Babies held April 24 at Coldstream Park in Lexington. Nearly 240 TMMK team members, their families and pets participated in the event.
Spring showers held off for most of the morning allowing team members to enjoy the walk and pose for Team Toyota’s group photo. In all TMMK team members raised nearly $6,000 through their walk registrations. That is in addition to the $5,000 corporate sponsorship from TMMK.
Money raised through the March of Dimes March for Babies goes to research and education efforts to prevent premature births and birth defects.
About 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. March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group, CIGNA, Continental Airlines, Famous Footwear, FedEx, Sanofi Pasteur, First Response and Mission Pharmacal. To join an event near you, visit marchforbabies.org. For more information, go to the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language Web site at nacersano.org.
TMMK is Toyota’s largest plant in North America employing about 6,900 team members with the annual capacity to produce 500,000 engines and vehicles including the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, and the Venza.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the U.S. which sold more than 1.77 million vehicles in 2009. Toyota directly employs nearly 34,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $25 billion.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.