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.