Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. The funds we raise in WalkAmerica support research that saves babies' lives.
As you most likely know, Erin was born at 29.5 weeks. She weighed 3 lbs 4.8 oz. Without the help of the NICU at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, she might not have made it. You look at her today, you would never know what a miracle she is. She weighs in at a hefty 58 lbs, and is over 49 inches tall. But without your support and others of March of Dimes, miracles wouldn't be able to happen.
You all helped us get through Erin's rough start in one way or another, be it moral support or physical support, it helped! Now we need to help others that are not as fortunate to have the friends and family we have.
We would love nothing more than for you to join our team and walk with us. If you are unable to walk, please sponsor our team with your donation. Every penny helps!
Don't forget Matching Gifts if you company does it! Every dollar you pledge beginning at a certain amount, most larger employers match your donation! Help us to help other babies born in Erin's condition!
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.