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Thursday, April 06, 2006

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Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many lifelong disabilities. Premature birth can happen to any pregnant woman, and no one knows why. Every year, a half a million babies in the US are born premature. In 2005, four of those babies were born to two of my best friends. Both Sarah and Peggy experienced weeks of hospital bed rest, premature delivery of fraternal boy twins at only 30 weeks, and weeks of caring for the boys in the NICU. I can’t pretend to imagine for one second what they must have gone through while being faced with premature labor, what can only be described as the NICU roller coaster, and caring for not one, but two babies with such great needs. When I was home last week I was amazed to see such healthy and strong little boys reaching so many milestones.

You can help the March of Dimes fight prematurity by taking steps in WalkAmerica or by sponsoring my friends at:

Peggy

Sarah


Join WalkAmerica and a million compassionate people nationwide who care about saving babies. Do it in the name of someone you love – a premature baby, a healthy baby, your own baby or the baby of a relative or friend.

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Anonymous Team Youth said...

Dear March of Dimes supporter,

Your help is needed!

You may have heard the news …WalkAmerica is now called March for Babies. Our new name makes it very clear who we’re walking for ― all babies.

Now we need your help in getting the word out. Whether it’s in a blog, an email to friends or by putting this badge on your website … every mention of our new name helps.

Visit our Web site at http://www.marchforbabies.org/SpreadtheWord for our new logo and other materials to help us spread the word.

While our event name is different, our mission remains the same. March of Dimes is still the champion for babies – raising funds needed for research and programs that make a difference in the lives of babies and their families.

We appreciate your ongoing support. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at marchforbabies@marchofdimes.com if you have any questions about our new name or our event.

One day all babies will be born healthy, but we have to walk to get there.

Thank you,
March for Babies Team

March of Dimes Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

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