Friday, April 23, 2010

March of Dimes Walk for Babies

This coming Sunday, my daughter Michelle and I are participating in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies. We want to raise awareness and financial resources for the care of preterm and ill infants.
Why? Why get up early on a Sunday morning to fight the crowds of people? Why walk 3 miles when we are out of shape? Why ask for donations? Why get involved at all?

1 in 9 babies in California is born premature each year.
Between 1996 & 2006, the rate of infants born premature in California increased by 8%.
739 babies are born with low birth rates each year (less than 2500 gms or 5 1/2 lbs).
Every 4 1/2 minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the U.S.
In California~birth defects account for about 1 in 4 infant deaths.
Because we care.

We would love for you to join us on the walk. It starts at 8 am at Fashion Island in Newport Beach or you can donate to our cause here or here.

Because babies need us...

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