Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Team Tessa

So many people supported us a year ago when Tessa was born and we continue to be grateful for the care shown by each and every person.

I hope then, that its not to presumptuous of me, this year, on Tessa's 1st birthday, to ask for your support in the March of Dimes - March for Babies.

I plan to participate in the walk held

Why am I doing this? It is because among the many people that supported us at the birth of Tessa was the Walk of Dimes organization.

Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. The funds we raised in March for Babies supports research that saves babies' lives.

Over the years there has been a lot of improvement in the care for premature babies. Not too long ago Tessa may not have made it and so we are grateful for every advance.

In addition to funding research March of Dimes provides in hospital support to families. Our hospitals March of Dimes rep was literally beside me many days providing support, and sometimes just company.

I am grateful for both the large scale work of the March of Dimes and the personal care they gave to my family.

Click here to support my walk by donating, or if you are local consider joining me (and Tessa) in the April March for Babies!!

BBB Charity Report This link has information on how the March of Dimes spends their money and reports that in 2005 they funded 517 research grants for prematurity and birth defects.


Brent and Tracie said...

How does the walk work? Do you walk a certain amount of miles or just walk for a certain amount of time? I am interested in joining your team but I can't find any details about it.

Sweet Em said...

The walk in Lowell is three miles...I chose it because it was the only one in the area that is on a Saturday.

On the team page there is a place to join the team and if you want you can send the link to friends and family to ask for donations.

Steph said...

Go Team Tessa!!!!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl : )