2.21.2011

March of Dimes Monday


If you know me or have read my blog for a good amount of time, you know that I am a huge advocate for the March of Dimes. This year will be our 3rd year to participate in the March for Babies, and my first time as a team captain.

Why does the March of Dimes need donations?
-543,000 babies, or 1 in 8, are born prematurely each year.
-Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns.
-Premature babies cost ten times more than healthy babies.

The March of Dimes wants to teach moms to be how to be as healthy as possible during their pregnancy to cut the risk of have a premature baby. However, just because a mom takes her vitamins, folic acid, and omega 3 pills everyday, goes to the doctor for every appointment, exercises, and eats properly does not mean she will not have a preemie.

When a mom does a preemie or a baby with birth defects, the March of Dimes is there to help. They are currently working on how to spot the causes of preemie birth, how to stop preterm labor, and how to better care for preemie babies. They are also working on ways to detect and hopefully prevent birth defects, but its going to be a long process! Did you know that 70% of the causes of birth defects still aren't known? That's way too much if you ask me!

Now, I know you're wondering how you can help, right? Well thanks for wondering, because I'm going to tell you how you can! You can go to my team page: Team Kyndall, and make a donation right there! You can use your credit card or PayPal! How simple is that?

1 comment:

Emily P. said...

I gave you a blog award on my latest blog post. Thanks for being a new follower!