Saturday, April 7, 2012

Saturday Snapshot--March for Babies!

When I was a kid, we went from house to house asking for dimes (literally dimes!  We had a little box to put them in and we liked to shake it when asking for donations) to help children who had polio.  Later it evolved....

  • The March of Dimes was established by FDR to fight polio.
  • The mission focus was shifted to premature birth and birth defects.
  • Research breakthroughs have helped save thousands of babies.

  • The name was also changed to  "March for Babies."  You can read all about the history here,  but I just wanted to remind you that the MARCH FOR BABIES takes place in April at a park (or walking trail) near you, so if you know of anyone who could benefit from your kind donation, don't hesitate to contact them and volunteer to sponsor them with a monetary gift of your choosing.  Or better yet... do the walk yourself!
    When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies.


    I did the walk last year with my youngest son, his wife, and their 2 year old (then) twins.   The twins were born 8 weeks premature.  

    Here are some pictures from the walk  ( I did a post last year, but just want to remind you how important it is) last year.


    She doesn't look like a very happy miracle, but she really had a great time.






    We walked around the marina.  It was a gorgeous day!



    I'm linking this to Saturday Snapshot, hosted by Alyce from "At Home With Books."    I love this weekly meme.  For all the details, check out her site.

    8 comments:

    gautami tripathy said...

    These twins look so sweet. March for Babies is such a great concept...


    Here is my Saturday
    Snapshot
    post!

    Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

    Looks like it was the perfect weather for a walk!

    ~Jess said...

    Love the pictures of those two!

    Paulita said...

    What a clear sky and good for you all supporting a cause that has changed your lives so much. Here's Mine

    Trish said...

    What a beautiful place to walk! And for such a good cause too. Adorable twins :)

    bermudaonion said...

    Great photos and a great cause!

    Alyce said...

    That is a wonderful cause to support, and I love those t-shirts!

    (Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

    What a wonderful way to celebrate and support the MoD.

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