Saturday, June 26, 2010

March For Babies

This past April 17th we walked in the March of Dimes March For Babies. A very kind friend, Kim, created a team in Janessa’s name. When she sent me the link I was taken back by her gesture. We of course signed up for the team & I soon began raising money. What we were not prepared for was the outpouring of generosity that was given in Janessa’s name. We were also not expecting to have so many friends, family & acquaintances sign up to walk with us. We ended up raising a team total of $2,525.00. The day of the walk was cold & rainy & required way too many layers of clothing but in spite of that we had about 40 people show up to walk on Team Janessa.

To try & explain how much each donation & each person signing up to walk in memory of our little girl meant to us would be impossible. It brought me so much comfort to us that so many people supported us. To have her life acknowledged in such a way definitely brought me some healing.

It is such an amazing cause. The money raised gives hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. It helps support programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. It also funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies including preeclampsia & stillbirths. If you have never participated in March For Babies & are interested in taking part & making a difference, click here for info & to find a location near you.

Thank you Kim for doing such a special gesture for our family. I also thank each person who donated & everyone who showed up on such a dreary day. You all have such big hearts. I wish you could fully know what you did for mine.

I am looking forward to next year & hope everyone can make it out again.


caitsmom said...

Ah, this is so heartwarming. Thinking of your precious Janessa.

Mary said...

A very touching day. To have all that support, is truly amazing. I am glad that you had a successful walk.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful I am so happy you were able to get so many people to walk with you and give money. :-)

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