Tuesday, February 12, 2008

March of Dimes Walk for Babies

Every year I look forward to participating in the March of Dimes Walk America event. This year they changed the name to March for Babies to better fit the name to the reason. You might ask, why walk? The reason is clear, every year half a million babies and families are put in the situation of having to deal with the heart drenching reality that they might loose their new little love one because of a premature birth, lack of knowledge, and lack of medical assistance.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just the pregnancies that seem to have complications; it could be the healthiest of them all. In one sudden moment you can find yourself delivering at 26 weeks and you don’t know why. You ate well, no pain, you kept your health up to speed, you had a child previous and it was perfectly healthy, so why this? Answer is simple; it can happen to anyone at any given moment. Would you not love to know that science and medicine would be ready to help you in this time of need? I walk because I was fortunate to have a full term pregnancy but if I would have another baby and I found myself in this situation I would want to know there is hope. March of Dimes offers that hope to so many families.

The walk is a 6 mile walk and it can be a challenge for most of us, but its self-fulfilling and its for a great cause.

Below is a video that will better explain what its all about. I am sure there is a walk near you. For more information go to : http://www.marchforbabies.org/


Whitney said...

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Anonymous said...

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What part of Florida are you in?

Hope to see you around Etsy one day!

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