Thursday, March 18, 2010

The March of Dimes

Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. I know from personal experience just how common and serious premature birth is. My second son, Brayden, was born just over 13 weeks early resulting in a 9 1/2 week hospital stay. My 3rd son, Keaton, was born just over 11 weeks early resulting in a 13 week hospital stay. This will be my fourth year walking for the March of Dimes! The funds we raise in WalkAmerica support research that saves babies' lives. The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
I'm very excited to be a part of March for Babies this year. Please help me reach my goal by making a donation to my walk. It's easy and secure - just click through to make your donation.
Your gift will fund March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And it will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.
Please support this important work. You can make a donation with your credit card, or if you prefer, cash or a check is fine, too.
Thank you for helping me give all babies a healthy start!
To make a donation, visit my personal Web page at http://www.marchforbabies.org/braydensmommy06
OR click the March of Dimes link on the side of my blog.

1 comment:

the tim gailey home said...

such a noble and necessary cause! i love that you are taking part in it!