The walk will be held on:
Saturday, April 24th
931 E. Wisconsin Ave.
That little girl we all know that puts a smile on our face and makes us laugh...she was born 9 weeks premature, which meant she spent 44 intense days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before coming home...none of us were smiling then...
The March of Dimes mission is to make healthy, full-term birth a reality for all babies. If you have a child or are planning to have children, or even if you have neices or nephews, you understand how important that mission is...what happened to us, could really happen to anybody.
Research funded by the March of Dimes had a direct impact on Lily's survival. Two drugs administered (steroid shots given to me before birth and surfactant given to Lily after birth) were developed during research funded by the March of Dimes. Without these drugs, we are fairly certain we wouldn't have our little Lily. For this we know that we are lucky and we will forever be grateful to the March of Dimes.
Lily is doing great now and it is easy to forget what she has all overcome. Everyday when Chris and I administer her reflux medications we are reminded of the things that still affect her because she was born too soon. Her story is inspiring, but it didn't come easy or without a lot of struggles, however it would have been even harder, had lots of the things that the March of Dimes has funded research for, not been in place.
So, you are all invited to walk with us and join "Team Lily Catherine", and/or donate to our team's fundraising efforts. Registration for the walk is free, which means you don't even have to donate if you just want to show support and walk on our team. Any donation that you make is tax deductible. We are hoping we get to walk this year! (Last year was "rained out" - understatement)
We set a goal last year of $630.00 and smashed it by raising over $1,400.
This year's goal is $2,140.00 (for the 2 pounds 14 ounces Lily weighed at birth). Every little bit helps!
This walk isn't just about Lily...sadly, there will be some families that will be walking in memory of their child/ren, please help us honor those children and families, as well.
Bring your walking shoes, your strollers, your child/ren, invite your friends and family and help us March for All Babies!
Visit our March for Babies website to donate online
Just a little reminder of why were doing this