Well, here it is! It's that time of the year again, and we are looking forward to this being our best March for Babies (aka WalkAmerica) ever! We have set a lofty goal, hoping that we will be able to at least match, if not surpass last years total ($4,396.00).
Please consider supporting Team Holland and Eden in raising money for the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes leading the way in raising prematurity awareness, and in funding research aimed at prevention and treatment for babies born too soon. They have done so much already, and Holland and Eden's survival was partly due to advances in medicine made possible by the M of D.
There is, however, still so much more work that needs to be done. In this country, 120,000 babies are born prematurely every year and of those that do survive, many, including my darling girls, do so with lifelong disabilities.
Prematurity has changed my life in countless ways, some good and some bad. One of the most positive impacts that the girls' premature birth has had is instilling in me the need to DO SOMETHING to help other families in my situation. I have chosen to keep my blog, volunteer as a leader in our NICU family advisory board, and to walk for the past three years in the March for Babies to do my part. It isn't enough, but I am glad that the March of Dimes has given me the opportunity to feel like I can make a difference.
You can do your part too, by donating to this important cause that is close to my heart. Your donations, in honor of Holland and Eden, really mean so much to us!
Why do we walk?