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Albany
April 26, 2015
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
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Walk Distance: 3 miles
Registration Time: 9:00 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Chapter: Northeastern New York Division
Phone: (518) 453-0474
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Mark Goldhaber

Member of team name: Team MousePlanet

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For more on why I walk, you can visit my blog at the link at the top of the page, but here's the short-short version:

My first son died five minutes after he was born. If it weren't for the March of Dimes, my second son would have likely faced the same fate. Through the March of Dimes' push to have surfactant and decadron therapies used when premature birth is unavoidable, they saved my second son's life.

My first son wasn't that lucky. There's still a hole in my heart from losing him that will never go away.

My sons are only two of the millions of stories to be told about premature babies. Thousands are born every day. Some are lucky, like my second son. Some are not. Many who survive still suffer from many medical conditions and need a great deal of help to live what even approximates normal lives.

Parents should take their children home from the hospital, not to the cemetery.

Every dollar counts. Please give generously.

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Wow, can you believe this is my tenth year raising money for March of Dimes? In that time, they've found a cause for Retinopathy of Prematurity, which compromised my son's vision. The money that we've raised will help so many of the tiniest kids have a better chance to see. Who knows what breakthrough will be next?

Since I started raising money in 2006, together we're responsible for over $33,000 that the March of Dimes has used in supporting research into causes of prematurity and birth defects, promoting the adoption of proven therapies, supporting legislation to protect babies, and providing support for families whose babies are born too soon, or with congenital defects.

Every year, I am dumbfounded by the support from my friends, family, co-workers, and (especially) my MousePlanet family. The people who read the stories I wrote and listened to the podcasts I recorded have been stupendously generous in supporting my fundraising to support this cause.

This year, in honor of my 10th year of fundraising, let's really blow the roof off. Let's see if we can top $10,000 this year! So much of the money that we raise comes from donations of $50 or less. If you think that you can't donate enough to be significant, that's not so! Every dollar counts, because the dollars add up! Please give what you can to help those babies who need the most help!

As always, thank you so much for your support.

The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

Your gift will support March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And it will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.

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