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March of Dimes

This past Saturday I participated in the 5 mile March of Dimes event. I hadn’t heard of this organization until entering the infertility world, but I’m so glad to know more and to have been a part of it for the past two years. March of Dimes was originally established by Franklin D Roosevelt to fight Polio and was called The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. However, the foundation changed and now looks for causes of birth defects, premature births, promotes newborn screenings, and educates doctors and mothers about healthy pregnancies.

The March of Dimes event is held in over 700 communities with 3 million people participating each year. $2.3 billion has been raised since 1970. Although I find their website a little hard to navigate there is a lot of good information. They have material ranging from needs of women who desire pregnancy to dealing with grief after losing a baby. Participating by walking or donating helps half a million babies who are born too soon each year. This link will show you when the next March of Dimes event is in your area.

I was grateful to be a part of such an important organization. It was also nice, especially after all the weekend races I have had lately, that this wasn’t a race! No chips. No bibs. No time. It was all about raising awareness and money for mothers and babies!

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12 Comments
  • ellesees.blogspot.com
    Posted at 06:29h, 24 April Reply

    what an amazing event for a wonderful cause! something you can feel good about at the end of the day!

  • Biana @Blovedboston
    Posted at 08:11h, 24 April Reply

    back in college we had a huge march of dimes event every year and it’s such a wonderful event and cause for people to support! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Amie
    Posted at 10:28h, 24 April Reply

    I didn’t hear of anything directly in my area but I will have to check out the website!

  • Morgan
    Posted at 11:09h, 24 April Reply

    LOVE this! I am so glad you got to participate! We have our walk tomorrow!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 13:20h, 24 April Reply

    Good for you for supporting a great cause!!!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 16:40h, 24 April Reply

    My company encourages their employees to participate in this every year. It’s great to hear that u participate since u heard of it.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 23:53h, 24 April Reply

    My husband and I used to participate in their walk-a-thons several years go, and it is truly a great cause to support. So happy you were able to do this! God bless you for always thinking of others and reaching out. 🙂

  • Tiffany | A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 09:27h, 25 April Reply

    I’ve never participated but know about March of Dimes. So glad you got to be a part of it!

  • Angela
    Posted at 15:02h, 25 April Reply

    Such a wonderful cause!!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 07:18h, 26 April Reply

    march of dimes is such a wonderful organization. i would have loved to attend with you 🙂

  • Rachel
    Posted at 06:51h, 27 April Reply

    What a wonderful thing to be involved with Caroline. It looked like it was a nice day for it as well? 🙂

  • Krystal
    Posted at 15:37h, 27 April Reply

    We did the walk this year as well and it warms my heart whenever I see someone else participating. It looks like it was a beautiful day. Thank you so much for helping premature babies.

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