Saturday, April 5, 2008

march on

the march of dimes march for babies is going on during the next few months nationwide, and i am so stoked to get involved. i signed up to get my march on in idaho falls on Saturday, June 7th (shout out to the metcalf twins! i'll be marching it up on their 23rd birthday!) to raise money for lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start. having had a baby 12 weeks early in the last year, the march of dimes's mission to give babies their full 9 months gestation is really close to my heart. klayton and i have been so blessed to have a healthy and thriving baby despite her rocky start in life, and i want research for premature babies to keep going strong! a baby avery's size 10 years ago wouldn't have had much of a chance at surviving, let alone crawling and babbling and being so perfect!
during the summer months in beautiful southeast idaho i'm a slut for pretty much any excuse to get outside, but this is really going to be a wonderful event. so i'm asking you bloggers to get involved! if you are going to be in the idaho falls area please sign up for my team and walk with klayton, avery and i! if not be sure to hop on our team site and donate if you can. this organization supports premature research, support for families dealing with the loss of a child due to SIDS, etc. so you can't go wrong showing them some love. who doesn't love babies!!!???

go to my team's site at to join the march, donate, or find out more about march of dimes!


Kristine said...

That is so cool! I am so IN.

The Waldon Family said...

Hey Mandy, you are so strong! Thanks for sharing your story, I think it's awesome you're doing this.

Melissa Braegger said...

Mandy this is so wonderful that you are doing this. I am sorry that I probably won't be able to walk with you but I can sure donate. Avery is lucky to have you and Klayton for parents. Have fun on your trip to California and I cannot wait to see you guys in May.