In 2016, Matthew and I decided to make the March of Dimes our family charity. We’ve never held our babies, but I simply felt that this cause mattered. After all, premature birth affects about 380,000 babies here in the United States.
And, in 2016, preterm birth increased in the U.S. for the first time in eight years. That means that the number of families who saw their babies come into this world too soon and even leave this world before their first birthday increased for the first time in eight years.
Any increase is too much for these babies and their families. Will you help us raise awareness about premature birth?
This year, we will again be participating in the Charleston March for Babies on April 29. This time we’ll be marching with Baby Arinez in mind! As a family team, our 2017 goal is $1,000. Last year we raised $685.
Leading up to April 29, we will be hosting fundraisers that you can participate in for a chance to win some prizes! We’ll be sharing details on our personal Facebook pages as we finalize them.
If you’re ready to support our team, feel free to head over to our team page and donate today. Any donation from $5 to $100 will make a difference.