Thank you March of Dimes! (4/29/07)







On April 29, 2007-- we took part in the March of Dimes Walk America 2007! All of us as a family, along with other NICU families from Capital Health System at Mercer (where are babies were born), other friends, and co-workers, did the 5 mile trek through Mercer County Park in support of the March of Dimes. WE DID IT! Michael and I walked and pushed the 4 kids in the strollers. Micaela was the only "antsy pants", so I carried her for a few miles of the walk, but other than that, they stayed in their stroller and enjoyed the long walk. At the completion of the walk, the NICU was hosting a "NICU reunion" where families and children of Mercer's NICU reunited and spent time together. It was an all around good day! p.s. As you can see, Mommy mad each of the kids a special shirt-- showing their thanks to the MOD! :)

Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Our triplets were a part of this "half a million" in 2006 when they were born early (at 35 weeks and 1 day). Although they were in overall good health (thank goodness!), they still needed a little extra care the first few days of life, so they spent the first 9 days of their lives in the NICU. The March of Dimes goes hand-in-hand with the NICU. The MOD is such a great organization and we are glad they were there for our babies and us.

1 comment:

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