One of my big resolutions for 2009 was to live life to the fullest. Part of that goal was to make a difference through charity and through community, so this April I will be joining my wife and a number of other people in Riverside, California for the March of Dimes March for Babies.
The March of Dimes March for Babies is a walking event that helps raise money to support programs in our community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten babies.
As many of you may know I am a father of twins who were preterm and therefore I understand exactly how it feels to watch your little ones fight for their life from day to day. I was fortunate enough to have both of my children leave the hospital healthy and happy, but the March of Dimes March for Babies can aid parents of babies who are less fortunate who continue to fight sickness and help prevent future premature births.
So here’s where I’m asking for your help. Obviously the whole idea of this walk is to raise money and 77 cents of every dollar raised goes to support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. So I’m asking for anyone who can to make a small donation to help out the cause. Since it’s my first time doing anything like this I’ve set a low goal of just $100 for now, but if I can surpass that then even better.
Below you will find a widget that will allow you to donate to the cause directly from this post; however I will also be running a widget on my sidebar from now until the event in case you decide you want to come back and make a donation at a later time. I understand the economy is in turmoil and things are tight for many families, but any little bit helps. If you think times are hard for you; imagine being the parent of a child who is still in the hospital.