Sunday, January 25, 2009

March for Babies

Well, I've only raised $20 so far, so I've gotta kick it into gear. Last year, the local March of Dimes office took notice of the Olivia and Logan team. We were one of the largest family teams and received a plaque for raising over $2000. I don't know whether we can do that again, but it would be nice to try.

March for Babies
April 18, 2009 10:00 am
Lawrence Dumont Stadium

One thing that helps me is knowing that I'm doing something to help other babies. My son, Logan, could not be saved and my hope is that fewer families lose a child to prematurity. This hope cannot be realized without the help of the March of Dimes. Without their research, Olivia would not be here or doing as well as she is. The money given by wonderful people in the past helped save Olivia's life. The money given by wonderful people now will help save babies in the future.

You can help in various ways. If you click the March of Dimes banner to the right, you will go to my personal page. From there you can:

Sponsor My Walk: Even the smallest amount of money can accomplish amazing things (just as the smallest babies can.) You can donate by credit/debit card, PayPal or cash/check. This does not sign you up on our team. This is a good option for those who wish to donate, but are unable to walk on our team.

Join the Olivia and Logan Team: Just click on Walk With Me. From there, you can begin collecting donations to meet your own goal which will go towards the team goal.

What if you want to walk, but do not want to collect donations? Just click on Walk With Me and set your goal to be the amount of money you wish to donate. Then, donate to yourself and show up to walk.

What if you want to walk, but are unable to donate yourself? Just click on Walk With Me, set a goal and begin collecting donations from others.

I totally understand that in times of economic hardship, it's hard to find funds for anything other than daily necessities. I also understand that there are many other causes that are so very important and deserving of funds. March of Dimes touches my heart personally and I hope our contribution is something that Olivia can be proud of as she gets older. It's even been discussed for Olivia to be the local ambassador in a few years. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support.


Shea said...

Yay! I'm so exctied! We had so much fun last year! I can't wait to do it again, I'm re-checking my calendar to be sure that I'm free!

Ellie Grace and Bennett said...

You did a great post for your team!!! Do you mind if I borrow some of your fundraising ideas??? Wouldn't it be fun to be able to walk together some year. :)