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I need your help…

I was contacted a while back by the March of Dimes to see if I could help sponsor a team in a local March for Babies.  I checked their calendar and mine and noticed that the one day that lined up was when we are going to be in Tallahassee Florida.

If you are in the Tallahassee FL. area and up for fun on Saturday April 10th, I would love to have you join us at Cascades Park. Registration starts at 9 am and the walk starts at 10. 

You don’t have to raise anything to walk with us, just head over here and join our team.   If you come out and join us I promise a fun time and I promise fun prizes.  Yep I’ll bribe you to join me!

Can’t Join us??
For those you that can’t join us, I would love for you to donate even just $5 (only if you can).

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My passion for March of Dimes is from a past need.  Many of you know that I am a mother of twins, our story is too long to share every detail but truly my twin girls would not be here today if it weren’t for Sovereign Grace and for the work, support and research done by March of Dimes.

This is our middle child, E.  born at 3 lbs and her very dedicated dad working to get her out of the NICU.

    • cbrock

      I totally am a firm believer in the March of Dimes. I am responsible for getting together fundraisers for my work –in labor and delivery in greenville, sc. Long story short, I have three beautiful children and all three born early and two of those 3 in NICU. (my earliest being my last child at 30 weeks) Anyway, the walk in greenville is April 24th at 9:00. If anyone is close to this area, come walk for a very wonderful cause. visit my web page http://www.marchforbabies.org/ryleyaverybrady and read our story.

      • vgwagoner

        I too had a little one come into this world too early! My dad was the president of the Greenville, SC chapter fo MOD for many years – I remember ALWAYS walking in the walk!! Amazing how things come full circle. My little one and I will be walking this year in support of the others out there. We were so blessed that our precious child that came at 32 weeks, only stayed 17 days and is now a bubbling bundle of joy. Jenny thanks for raising awareness of this worthy cause!

    • Barb

      Very wonderful cause. I have participated in their fund raising a lot over the years along with many friends. I have been fortunate to have three full-term pregnancies, with the second one actually going two weeks overdue.

      I hope that the March of Dimes is able to find out why so many American babies are born prematurely and put a stop to it.

    • jessc5

      Well, I can't come to FL, but I can help!!! I love babies!!!! I have 5 healthy kids and I just can't imagine what some parents have had to go though! It breaks my heart!

    • As a NICU nurse and mother of a former 26 weeker and a 36 weeker, I applaude Jenny for once again using SS to minister to others! Jenny you are an inspiration to all bloggers!

      I just completed “Preemie Week” on my Special Needs blog, and wanted to share a couple posts:

      This is more info about how the March of Dimes will use your money:
      http://www.able2able.com/2010/03/march-for-babies-2010.html

      Here are some resources for families of Preemies:
      http://www.able2able.com/2010/03/directory-of-resources-for-parents-of.html

      And if you or anybody you know has a Micro-Preemie currently in NICU, Graham’s Foundation will send a care package for the parents to hospital:
      http://www.able2able.com/2010/03/grahams-foundation-offers-support-to.html

    • Christy

      Just donated – thank you for sharing Jenny!

    • rae

      Done – have a race in Gainesville that day, but will be thinking of you and your family. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us!

    • Valerie

      Jenny, I second your passion. My twins were born at 3 1/2 and 3 1/4 lbs. and spent 21 days in NICU. I couldn't even hold them b/c the nurses were concerned about the shock to their sensitive skin. No mother should have to go through that. I can't come to FL but I too will help. FYI, if any readers want to help another way, see if you can donate any tiny blankets (if you knit) or disposable cameras to the parents of preemies. (You're not thinking about pictures when your kid is in NICU.) We rec'd a donated bag and I only realized later that for some parents, that disposable camera may prompt them to take the only photos they'll have of their babies. (

      • Kam

        I would love to find out how to donate knitted blankets. I have lots of unused yarn that I can't make myself throw away. It would be perfect for small baby blankets.

      • Shari

        I make quilts and have lots of leftover fabric that I have kept… they would be perfect to make little blankets!

      • Valerie

        Hi! Here's how to do it: call your local hospital and ask to speak to the director of NICU. Ask what their needs are and approx. how many babies they see every three months so you get an idea of how much to do. Some hospitals don't have anywhere to store lots of extra items, and some NICUs get more traffic than others. I got some ladies together from my church, but any group would work, and we had a few afternoon sessions of working on our projects. Once you get a few (think small – most preemies are 1-3 lbs.) blankets together, ask how/when you can drop them off. You can also include a note if you wish. Most NICUs will let you do that as long as you sign it with your first name only and it's not reflective of any specific religion, etc. Sad but true: they also have a need for small, white burial gowns. The group that I started three years ago has donated over 1,000 items! It really is easy to do and is so important to the families.

        • Dianne

          Also check out http://friendsofmaddie.org/index.php/about/fami… for a really comprehensive list of the types of things that families in the NICU can benefit from.

          This family lost their little girl at 18 months as a result of her prematurity and founded this organization in her honor. You can donate actual support packs to your NICU or use their PayPal button to donate money to help their organization distribute the packs to NICUs.

    • amug01

      I second your passion! Babies are dear to my heart and I have donated to March of Dimes for years. I'm very blessed to have 3 beautiful, healthy children. I work with babies and children born with congenital heart defects. Although I haven't had to go through such an ordeal personally, I have seen first hand what parents go through…Their courage and strength *amazes* me! God bless you and your family! =)

    • Elizabeth K.

      Just donated. We were blessed with a full term healthy baby girl who will be 1 very soon. I am happy to help those in need to get their babies healthy and thriving!

    • festas20

      Just donated!! Very worthy cause!! You have helped me save my family so much that $5 to help another family in some way is nothing!!! Thanks Jenny!! I hope everyone who reads your site donates!!!

    • tallymomma

      We live in Tallahassee so maybe we'll see you there :) Great cause and supposed to be a beautiful day! Should be fun.

    • Janice

      Thanks for doing this Jenny. I have twin girls who are preemies. (Born at 29 weeks) My twins have a triplet sister who is in heaven that we never met. My girls are just now 13 months old. After three months in the NICU they came home and it has been a journey ever since. I would love to hear your story about your preemies. God blessed us with our girls and it helps me to hear about others who have been down that same road! Thank you for all you do because you have been a blessing as well!

    • helenbarnes03

      like most of you i to know what it feels like to have such a blessing come into our lives 9 weeks early weighing only 3lbs. i am so thankful for everything that has been done and will continue to do!!

    • Susan

      Our 8th child was born at 26 weeks….1 lb. 4 oz. Not excepted to live, but by the Grace of God and help from the March of Dimes we brought him home from the NICU after a 4 1/2 month stay. I donate every year on his birthday. Thanks for all you do!!!

    • Rebecca

      Just donated-Thanks for all you do Jenny!

    • Teresa

      I am more than happy to support a cause close to your heart… you have saved us all tons of time and money. Much appreciated! :) Enjoy your kids, they grow up way to fast, our twins are in college! Thanks for sharing your story and passion.

    • Rachel

      anyone interested in reading about a family who also is VERY passionate about march of dimes should go to noahandjulieroberts.blogspot.com. They lost there little girl last Jan. to Edward’s syndrome. Beautiful story…beautiful family!!!

    • Crystal E

      Just donated…My last baby boy was 6 weeks premature and spent a week in the NICU. So happy to help a cause that helped so much in our lives :)

    • JJFDV

      Just donated….anything for you Jenny!

    • alison

      Hubby and I just signed up to walk…see you there! :)

    • Vanessa

      Wow! That picture brought back so many memories of my preemie daughter. She was born at 24 weeks and weighed 1 lb. 6 oz. She was in the NICU for 4 1/2 months.
      Thanks for all you do!

    • amym850

      This is the least I can do for you. You spend soooo much time on helping others! I can surely give $5 for a good cause :)

    • amym850

      BTW, I also donate blankets to such a wonderful cause. It feels good to know I helped.

    • back2thetableagain

      Would love to help sponsor. Jenny are you condusting a coupon workshop in Tally?

    • lankclantn

      Donated to this wonderful cause! I have 2 healthy children who have a brother and sister in Heaven. My twins were born prematurely and although God had greater plans for them, the NICU team worked tirelessly with them. Jenny-thank you for all that you do for our families everyday — you are truly an angel on earth!!

      • Val

        Jenny, can I make a paypal donation? could I send it to you as a gift & then you could forward it? Let me know. Val S.

        • shoegal78

          The March of Dimes website allowed me to make my donation and pay via PayPal. Then I noticed that my company would actually match my donation which was awesome!!!

        • lankclantn

          I used paypal also. It is a payment option on the donation form. Just
          follow Jenny's link!! I was excited to be able to use paypal too!

    • jennifertharp

      Jenny,
      Thank you for posting this!

    • naobrien77

      Jenny I am the same way. One of my girls wouldn't be here if it wasn't for a drug that was supported by March of Dimes. I am sad that we no longer have a walk in Brunswick.

    • Jenny, will you be holding a coupon workshop in Tallahassee?

      • No. I worked to find a location but couldn't get one. I will be there for 4-5 days though so if you know of anything we can try to set up a quick small one. (My parents live there so we are coming to visit for a bit).

    • Jennifer

      Just helped!!! You have helped our family more than enough!!!! Truly a blessing! Thank you so much! Wish I could be there!

    • FL_Girl

      I work as a CSS at Publix, and starting April 1 all Publix stores will start their collections for March of Dimes. Have your cashier add on a dollar or two. Let your coupon savings go to a good cause.

    • pharmSCgirl

      Thank you for sharing this Jenny. I don't mind donating money to a good cause and it's money that I have because you have helped me save so much money!

    • Hi Jenny,
      Ashley emailed me about this. My sis has twin girls that are six months old and spent a few weeks in NICU when they were born. I am 100% behind you on this one….Count me in!

      Do you have enough people or should I post this to see if we can more?

      • The more the merrier so feel free to post and see if any one else wants to join us!!!

    • brandispeakman

      We lost a son to prematurity in 2004. We were in the NICU for 2 weeks doing the same things you did. We received so much support from the March of Dimes and the Ronald McDonald House. We now have a “Jogging for Jordan” March of Dimes Family Team in remembrance of my son for the last 5 years. We walk in Lebanon, TN. We are sooooo thankful for all the support we get. I don't know how I would have made it with out the help from others.

    • Abigail

      My family is so thankful for the March of Dimes and all of the work that it does. My nephew was born on a sunday which was the start of his 24th week. The doctors acutally think that he was younger than 24 weeks when he was born and weighed 1 lb 1 oz. He was so tiny and everything was so underdeveloped that the doctors didn't think that he was going to make it. There were many touch and go times and after 5 surgeries (one was laser eye surgery to try and save his vision) and almost 5 months in the NICU he was able to come home. He will always have some problems but we are so happy that he's here with us. He's still on homebound because he came home at the beginning of flu season but we can't wait until we can have a real family get together and have the whole family there. I've donated to this organization before, but it means even more to me now.

    • BostonMama

      Jenny – Just sent you an email, but wasn't sure which one you would check first. I am interested in participating (I live in Thomasville and often do 5K walks). Can you post more information about the event? Is there a fee or do you just raise money?

    • Amy B.

      Aww… she was so teeny! How sweet is this picture <3

    • Lifer

      May want to check the March of Dimes statement on abortion. Are they pro-choice or pro-life?

      • rae

        totally inappropriate place to try to start a fight

        • Jenni

          I don't think they meant to start a fight, only to inform people of something they may not know, so they can make an informed decision. There are a LOT of people who do not know that March of Dimes gives money to Planned Parenthood, and has partnered in research with them in China. March of Dimes has admitted that much on their own website. (The Susan G. Komen Foundation also gives money to Planned Parenthood, and a lot of ladies don't know that either) I think Lifer (and myself) just want people to make informed decisions.

    • lyssibee

      If any of you are able, here's a fun challenge: find a grocery receipt from last week and donate the savings amount at the bottom. I just donated my Publix savings from last week!

      Go Jenny and Team Southern Savers! Here's hoping you surpass your fundraising goal :)

    • michele96

      Just donated and added a few extra for those who are not able to do so at this time!! I was blessed with 3 healthy full term babies with a tiny NICU experience with my third. I got a small taste of the NICU and it is a place no parent wants to be. I have to say though that the people who work there are truly special angels!! I couldn't let this opportunity go by and not help you after all that you do for all of us. I have been couponing for 3 months now and I am not only saving tons and tons of money, but am truly and addict. Thanks to all you Jenny!!! I hope anyone that is a true “southern savers” will click the link to donate at least $5 as you have given that back to them in 1 transaction. God Bless!

    • Natalie559

      Not sure if I can make the walk, but I made a donation. Glad to help you and all those babies out!

    • Alane

      Jenny, you not only help all of save money but you spend time helping so many other worthy organizations! You are a special person and set such a good example for everyone! Thanks for all you do. I feel lucky to donate. Good luck for team “Southern Savers” and enjoy your visit with your family.

    • jhillpot

      Just had to say what a cute bundle of joy you have there. Hope the good Lord continues to bless you and your family, as you've most certainly been a blessing to me.

    • karynwilliams

      I was the mother of a premie, he's now almost 19, and thanks to the wonderful care he was given, he is healthy. For those of you that don't knit, quilt or have the extra money, you can donate blood, when you do ask them to pack it for premies. Several babies will benefit from this gift of life, it only takes a few minutes of your time and it's free. I can't tell you how many transfusions our son received, my husband was a firefighter at the time and all the extra blood they donated to our son we gave to the NICU. Blood is drawn constantly from them and they have so little blood to begin with. He started out 1 lb 13 oz and was an inch smaller than a Barbie doll, thanks to the NICU nurses, the March of Dimes, and the gifts of life from so many, he is in perfect health, started college and works at Publix.

    • karynwilliams

      I was the mother of a premie, he's now almost 19, and thanks to the wonderful care he was given, he is healthy. For those of you that don't knit, quilt or have the extra money, you can donate blood, when you do ask them to pack it for premies. Several babies will benefit from this gift of life, it only takes a few minutes of your time and it's free. I can't tell you how many transfusions our son received, my husband was a firefighter at the time and all the extra blood they donated to our son we gave to the NICU. Blood is drawn constantly from them and they have so little blood to begin with. He started out 1 lb 13 oz and was an inch smaller than a Barbie doll, thanks to the NICU nurses, the March of Dimes, and the gifts of life from so many, he is in perfect health, started college and works at Publix.