Monday, April 21, 2008

This is our one week reminder to please support our fundraising goal for the March for Babies (previously Walk America). What? You never saw our other solicitations? This is the first you have heard that we are walking on April 27th for the March of Dimes? Then we all came back from our fantasy time and remembered that we are dealing with Shannon and Dave. Hey at least I am getting this blog up BEFORE the walk.

Seriously, if you are reading this you probably know why we are walking. Growing up, my mom literally collected dimes for the March of Dimes and I never paid much attention. It wasn't until I saw the heroic measures taken to save my early baby that the March of Dimes MEANT something to me. The steroids and surfactant that Ben received before and after he was born are a direct result of March of Dimes research. These measures alone may have helped to keep our little guy alive. That is all I need to know and these are just two of the medical advances that March of Dimes research is responsible for.

Every year 120,000 babies in the US are born too soon. Many don't survive and many of the babies that do survive, including our amazing Ben, do so with life long disabilities. We are walking to try to change this number. We are walking to celebrate our baby who was born too soon.

This year our goal is $500. If you can give, please do so by following this link to our donation page http://www.marchforbabies.org/personal_page.asp?w=191003991&u=skyyshan&bt=2 (I have NO idea how to do that fancy click on the word thing) or click on the badge posted on the right. If you would like to walk with us we would love to see you.

Anything that you can do to help support this cause that is so close to our hearts is appreciated. It would also be nice to get the amount on my goal tracker above $10. It is really starting to make me feel like a looser ; )
This boy
Should have never had to go through this

2 comments:

paul said...

March of Dimes “Mom You Rock” ecard

Make a Mom You Know the Star of the Show!

Let a Mom You Know Be the Star of the Show…by sending her a free March of Dimes “Mom You Rock” animated e-card. This rockin (and addicting!) e-card allows senders to cut and paste mom’s head right into the on-stage action and then add a personalized message.

This free ecard, available at www.momyourock.com is a wonderful way for people to honor a mom in their life. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day or any other time someone might want to let mom know she really is the star of the show.

The “Mom You Rock” ecard was developed for the March of Dimes by www.MushyGushy.com, a leader in “use-your-head content” offering “hundreds of things to get your head into”.

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