Wednesday, April 14, 2010

March For Babies


This is just a quick note to beg for help. This Saturday I'll be walking in the March of Dimes March for Babies. ( If you're unfamiliar with the March of Dimes or March for Babies, you can read more about them here.) A few weeks ago I started toying with the idea of doing a giveaway in which you could get one entry for every dollar you donate to help me reach my goal. But it doesn't quite seem right to try to make you buy into a cause, so I kept putting it off and putting it off. Now it's the eleventh hour, so this is the compromise I've arrived at: while I'll almost certainly do a giveaway one of these days, if I meet my March of Dimes goal, I commit to hosting a giveaway by the end of May. Otherwise, you'll just have to wait patiently. :) So, if you feel like this is a cause you'd like to support but you weren't sure how to, here's an easy way! Just click on my March for Babies link to the right -------> and donate however much you feel you can. I won't publish names or amounts; you have the option to leave a comment when you make the donation, though.
Quick background information - I've thankfully never needed the services that March of Dimes is committed to, but when my son was born over a year ago, it was the end of a VERY rough pregnancy. I had preeclampsia for the last month of my pregnancy, so Lincoln had to come 4 weeks early. We felt SO blessed that he was healthy enough not to spend more than a 4-hour transition in the NICU, but I felt the immediacy of how many things could have gone wrong. It really opened my eyes. And I simply can't do much to help those families and babies who aren't as lucky, but I CAN walk a few miles (that's a blessing as well, come to think of it) for such a wonderful cause.
Enough babbling. I'd really appreciate y'all's support. Thanks!

**Edited to add: If you can post about this and get the wider blog world aware, that would be fantastic, too! Maybe other people can find someone they know who is walking that they can support. I also think the walks are at different times in different cities, so it's never too late to support this cause. The important thing is for the donations to get to the right place! Thanks! :)

**Another edit to add: Check to see if your company can match your donations. Mine does, so if yours doesn't and you want to see your donation go further, get me your info to make the donation in my name so my company can match it.

5 comments:

  1. Goodluck kelly, hope there are lots of people with good heart to donate for this good cause. You have lots of great creations in your blog, following you. Thanks for the visit and btw, here for follow friday also.

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  2. Hey Kelli,
    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Sunshine Award! Come check it out! http://onthebanksofsquawcreek.blogspot.com/2010/04/here-comes-sun.html

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  3. Hi!! Stopping by from a Creative Girl! Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. Very cool. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.

    -K
    http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

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  5. Kelli,

    I wish you luck on this great cause!
    thanks for the suggestion on the headboard organizer thingy. I did add a memo board today, but using what I had, I didn't put it on the board below. If you are a fan on FB you can check it out there. I love it when friends chime in with suggestions! I never see it as criticism. thanks again!
    have a great weekend!
    gail

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