March 27, 2009

Got a Dime?

Obviously, this event has already taken place, but March of Dimes fundraising of course does not come to an end. There are always new events happening. Visit their website to find out how you can help!

Today, I'm getting excited. On May 16th at 9:30 a.m., some coworkers and I are hitting the street for little feet! Would you like to join us? If you can't join us and you'd like to contribute, please help me reach my fundraising goal! Is doesn't matter how much you can spare. Every "dime" counts! So, I urge you to give if you can. (Click here) Or, if you can't donate, how about adding a button to your website or facebook page? Click here to get code for buttons.
Now for some stats:

In an average week in the United States . . .

79,584 babies are born.
10,056 babies are born preterm.
6,511 babies are born low birthweight.
546 babies die before reaching their first birthday.

Every 4 1/2 minutes a baby is born with a birth defect. Every 1 in 8 babies is born perterm.

In 2005, birth defects accounted for about 1 in 5 infant deaths in the United States.

One day . . . all babies will be born healthy.

Today . . . too many moms and families know the heartbreak of having a baby born fighting to survive.

March for Babies (March of Dimes) champions the needs of moms and babies in our community and across the nation. The money raised through March for Babies will help:

~ support important research offering preventions and solutions for babies born too soon or with birth defects

~ educate women on what they can do to increase their chances of having a healthy baby

~ provide comfort and information to families with newborns in intensive care

~ push for newborn screening and health insurance for all pregnant women and children

Click here to see how much progress March of Dimes has made for healthy babies already!

Please help by donating today!

It's easy, safe, and secure - just visit this website and click to make your donation. The amount you give is not per mile. It's just one payment, and it can be as little or as much as you wish. Even a small amount can make a big difference!

One day . . . all babies will be born healthy.
We need to walk to get there!

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