I used to volunteer for the March of Dimes (for personal reasons I do not anymore) and they are an amazing organization that helps bring light to those who are premature, lost a baby due to prematurity, and educate everyone about premature birth. They are wonderful people and they raise money for an amazing cause! If you want to know more about the March of Dimes check out their website or give them a call (almost every large city has a chapter) they will always be willing to talk about what they do!
Today, November 17th, they have asked for people who blog to blog about their Fight For Preemies campaign and I choose to help them out! It only takes a minute to look at the sites and to learn a little more. I hope that you never have to use and organization like this one, but if that were to happen - you should know they are there - to help!!
Here is just some of the info from their page - thanks for reading this and knowing how important it is!
Do you know a baby that was born too soon, too small, unable to suck, unable to breathe on his own? Premature birth is a health crisis that jeopardizes the lives and health of nearly half-million babies each year. It is the #1 killer of newborns and can lead to lifelong disabilities. Worse: the number has increased 31 percent since 1981. It can happen without warning and for no known reason. Until we have more answers, anyone’s baby, could be born too soon.
Medical advances give even the tiniest babies a chance of survival, yet for many babies premature birth is still a life or death condition. It’s the #1 cause of death during the first month of life. And babies who survive face serious health challenges and risk lifelong disabilities.
The rate of premature birth has never been higher. In half the cases, we simply don’t understand what went wrong. We need to fight for answers. And, ultimately, preventions.
November 17 is dedicated to raising awareness of the crisis of premature birth. The March of Dimes invites bloggers like you to get involved.
• Learn about premature birth at marchofdimes.com/fightforpreemies
• Put a badge on your blog during November, Prematurity Awareness Month®
• On November 17, blog for a baby you love and to help others
We need to fight ― because babies shouldn't have to