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March of Dimes

Sunday, March 03, 2013

My son, Jake, is currently a student at a local Martial Arts Academy and they do a TON of fundraising for our community. They've done toy drives for Toys for Tots, food drives for the homeless shelters, and recently, they did a break-a-thon where the kids raised money based on the number of boards they could break, for the Asbury Woods Nature Center.

At the end of April they are participating in the "March for Babies" which is a 6.2 mile walk for the March of Dimes. Jake was premature, being born at 35 weeks, so this fundraiser is particularly close to my heart. We were VERY blessed that Jake didn't have any health issues at birth, but there are a lot of babies that aren't so fortunate.

This is the link if anyone would care to donate.

www.marchforbabies.org/h
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I wasn't sure if I should do this or not. I want to make sure everyone understands that every penny goes directly to the March of Dimes, and Jake doesn't get anything from the Academy for raising money, it's just a great fundraiser.

Thanks friends, and wish me luck!!! I've never walked 6.2 miles, and Jake has never done more than 1.5, it should be interesting = )
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ILOVEMALI 3/12/2013 12:06PM

    What a great cause!! I had full-term "stress babies" -- 5 pounds, 12 oz each -- on bed rest with both at the end of my pregnancies. The March of Dimes for babies is a great idea! Have fun -- you can do it!

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MOONBIRD 3/8/2013 9:11PM

    My son was also born early, at 34.5 weeks. He had to stay in the NICU for one week, but he is perfectly healthy. That is awesome you're doing this!

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MUSICALLYMINDED 3/6/2013 12:17PM

    6.2 miles is a long way! I'm sure you can handle it, though! And for a great cause, too..that'll keep you going emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 3/5/2013 11:10PM

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CLPURNELL 3/4/2013 9:23PM

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That is a great Charity the walk should be fun!

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MISSB8604 3/4/2013 6:21PM

    SO great!!

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ENDERLI 3/4/2013 2:24PM

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BMCKEOW1 3/4/2013 11:50AM

    I think it's great to post it here. Also that its something you and your son can do together. You both should be very proud of that.

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NASFKAB 3/4/2013 4:49AM

  great job

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SUGAR0814 3/3/2013 10:00PM

    The walk will be so much fun! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 3/3/2013 7:52PM

  The March Of Dimes and March For Babies does Wonderful Things in Helping People and Babies. They need the Donations to carry on the work. God Blessings To Everyone On This Lord's Days. Let's Us All Enjoy It. Take Care. Keep It Up.

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MAMADWARF 3/3/2013 11:59AM

    We are your community. I do t see anything wrong with posting a link for donations...good for you!

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POOKASLUAGH 3/3/2013 11:08AM

    Great cause! Are you guys going to do the walk?

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AME4IT 3/3/2013 9:40AM

    march for babies is near and dear to my heart as well. my little one turns two today and she was born at 34 weeks with no health issues, thankfully. kudos to you and your son for helping out!

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RAINBOWCHOC 3/3/2013 9:36AM

    It's great when young people are involved in fundraising like this. We wish him well.

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