ADVERTISEMENT

Funding For Babies In Jeopardy - Will You Help?

An Urgent Message from the President of March of Dimes! Read on to find out how you can help...

Dear friend,

The March of Dimes means hope for all babies. And we are making progress — the rate of premature birth declined in 2007 for the first time in many years.

But in 2009, we face great challenges in continuing to fund our lifesaving research and programs. I am sorry to bring bad news, but I must tell you that even though tens of thousands of people have signed up for March for Babies, our fundraising is down by 15 percent. That means we cannot support babies and families as strongly as we did just last year.

Recently, we made the difficult decision to cut $3 million in research grants — funding that was urgently needed to develop new treatments for babies born too soon or with birth defects. We planned to bring NICU Family Support® to 20 new hospitals in 2009. Now, I fear we won't meet this goal. This program, which provides much-needed information and comfort to parents with a baby in newborn intensive care, is now in jeopardy.

I am writing to you today to ask you to help restore hope to the millions of families who look to us for information, leadership and scientific breakthroughs that improve the health of babies.

It does not take much. If every walker raises just $50 more, we can continue to help the babies and families who depend on us. Will you be one of them?

The March of Dimes means hope for all babies. Thank you for not letting them down.

With gratitude,
Dr. Jennifer L. Howse

Please support me in the March For Babies!
Ways you can help:
1. Walk with us on April 25, 2009
2. Place a Heritage Makers order under my fundraiser Workshop. Proceeds donated to MOD. www.mystorybooklady.com
3. Make an online donation www.marchforbabies.org/bkm2jbmommy

Thank you for reading!!!
Betty

Views: 4

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

ADVERTISEMENT

MBC CUTIES

Our Latest Food, Travel & Lifestyle Posts

Lose Your New-Mom Weight and Get Fit Again

New-moms experience a shift in focus from the self to the baby. This is understandable although it may make new moms neglect their own health and fitness which may lead to postpartum depression, low self-esteem and even resentment. That is why it is crucial to get fit again and lose the baby bulge soon. But how soon…

Shopping for Furniture Online is Easier than You Think

Family-owned and operated for more than 65 years, Goedeker’s, has had one goal in mind, to provide the best possible service and the best possible prices to everyone, all of the time. Hard work, determination, and an unshakable sense of faith built Goedekers.com into…

ADVERTISE

© 2016   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service