Saturday, April 24, 2010

March for Babies

We had a family outing early this morning. We all took part in our local walk for babies. It’s a sponsored 4 mile walk on behalf of the March of Dimes organization. Lorraine is very involved in the local organization of this event and at her work, Evonik. For us, it’s pretty easy to generate enthusiasm and actual support for a national organization whose implicit goal is improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We heard a few stories this morning, both miracle survival stories and indeed some sad infant mortality stories. I think we we all know somebody who has a story relating to early childhood survival or mortality. The March of Dimes has been one of the leading organizations driving the improvement in knowledge and care in this area.

We left the house at 8am which was a very early start for a Saturday morning. We all had a lot of fun though. There were a couple thousand people with multiple activities for the children. We are taking it easy this afternoon, I just had a snooze :)

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Lindsay said...

A cause *incredibly* close to our hearts! :) Thank you for supporting the MOD!