Friday, April 13, 2007

March of Dimes Walk America

Drew N. from Longview mentioned in one of his posts that he wants to get a group together from his youth group in Longview to participate in the March of Dimes Walk America, which raises money for premature babies. He also wanted to encourage others to participate or donate to this cause. Since then, I also got a message from Sarah Brennan, a lady that works with my parents, and she told me that she and her family are also participating and are walking in honor of the Phillips family. I had heard of the March of Dimes, but never really knew much about it, so I checked out their website today. I'm pasting a paragraph from their website that explains the purpose of their organization and this fundraiser:

"The money you raise goes directly to research to find the causes of premature birth and how it can be prevented, to support families whose babies must spend time in neonatal intensive care units and to provide women with the latest information on having a healthy pregnancy."

I found that there are walks taking place all over the country on various dates in the near future if anyone cares to participate in any way. I found that there is one in Paris on April 28th, and the one in Longview is on April 21st. You can register online as an individual or you can create a team, and it will create a personal webpage for you that you can send to other people to have them sponsor you. The website is www.walkamerica.org. The links for Sarah and her family are www.walkamerica.org/sarahbrennan, www.walkamerica.org/DevB, and www.walkamerica.org/krisas. You can sponsor one of them if you want to, or you can participate on your own if you want to.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rachel,
I believe the MOD Walk in Paris is later this month...I've seen a poster somewhere!

Great news and another milestone for Kanyon...almost a heavyweight!!!
Hugs,
Derald

Ledbetter Fam said...

Jaymie & Kory,

I want you to know that I am financially helping with the March of Dimes at work. You are continuously in my thoughts and prayers. I am so happy to see that Kanyon is doing so well.

Juli Beth

Chelsea said...

I just wanted you guys to know that I was on the MOD committee at work and walked this past week with people from my office. Heath was with me and Katie Mitchen and Paul were walking with his company! We were ALL thinking about Kanyon and Jayde! we love you!

Team Youth said...

WalkAmerica is now March for Babies!

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