Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We can do more.

I often joke about my bad luck (I’m a fan of all Cleveland sports teams—strikes one, two and three right there). But when it comes down to it, I’m actually very lucky. After suffering an early miscarriage in my first pregnancy, I’ve welcomed two beautiful, full-term, healthy baby boys into the world. But it was that pre-empted life that inspired me to NEVER just assume a pregnancy will come to term free of complications, or potential heartache. Recently, it just seems as though I know far too many folks who have experienced premature births or late-term complications with their pregnancies. And I want to do something to help. That’s why I’m leading a team in this year’s Greater Columbus March for Babies, sponsored by the March of Dimes. As stated on the March of Dimes site, the proceeds of the walk support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And they will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.

So now I'm coming to you--will you sponsor me on my walk? No donation is too small (or too big!), and future families will benefit from your contribution. Just click here to go to my page to donate, or even to sign up for my team.

This illustration details some of the ways March of Dimes funds have already helped babies:

Thanks so much!

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