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Thursday, April 14, 2011

March for Babies

We need sponsors to help us exceed our goal for the March for Babies 5k!! Please check out our team site at http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/t1579967




So my mom and I are members of Weight Watchers and they have a "Walk it Challenge." The purpose of this is to follow a weekly training schedule for 6 wks in preparation for a 5k. You select the 5k of your choice and you are rewarded with a charm along with the reward of knowing that you completed a 5k. I jumped on this opportunity not only to get back into running but to finally finish a 5k. We decided to do the March of Dimes March for Babies 5k. We set up a team called Our Haileys Comet to help raise money for the March of Dimes.

I chose the March of Dimes because I am a new mom of a 3 mo old who to my luck was full term, but other families are not always so lucky. My daughter has high calcium levels so we have had her in and out of the doctors office a number of times since she was born. Each time they take mulitple blood samples and urine samples and its just terrible to watch. We have concluded that she should grow out of it but it still means more blood work and more monitoring. I could not imagine if she was even more fragile then she was and fighting for her life, it would be heartbreaking. The March of Dimes helps families with premature babies and think its a great cause to support.

Some people don't really know what the March of Dimes is so here is a little background:

On the ground:

In local communities across the country, we're helping moms take charge of their health, and supporting families when something goes wrong. The March of Dimes also acts globally: sharing best practices in perinatal health and helping improve birth outcomes where the needs are the most urgent.

Health education:

We're reaching moms with information on having full-term and healthy pregnancies. Professional education and medical resources on topics like premature birth and birth defects, are helping health care providers better support their patients.

 

Washington update:

National guidelines for newborn screening were issued to help promote consistency among states so that all babies are screened for life-threatening identifiable, but treatable, disorders regardless of where they live.

 

Please help us to raise money for this fantastic organization!

If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to check out the March of Dimes website and our team page. Any and all help is always welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

    ReplyDelete