Friday, March 09, 2007

Walk for a Good Cause

On April 29th, Team AJ will be participating again this year in the March of Dimes WalkAmerica. This is a 5k fun walk to raise money to fight prematurity and to search for the causes.

Today in the U.S., 1 in every 8 babies will be born prematurely. In Texas, that rate jumps to 1 in 5. Some of them won't survive, and others will have health problems that could last a lifetime. The funds we raise in WalkAmerica support research that saves babies' lives. AJ has been one of the lucky ones. Born 14 weeks early, he weighed only 18 ounces at birth. Today he is a growing 2 1/2 year old boy who loves to climb and sing. Many of the babies who shared the NICU experience with AJ will have long-term or even permanent physical disabilities and developmental delays.

We have chosen to support the March of Dimes to help research ways to prevent prematurity. Please help our family's mission by donating or walking with us on April 29th.

Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. If you would like to join us for this great exercise or donate to Team AJ, please consider visiting my fund-raising website at: http://www.walkamerica.org/ajs_mom

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Email me, Chica. I'll walk with you if you're in Houston.

I think you're awesome.

So's AJ.

AJsMom said...

We will be walking at the University of Houston Main Campus. There are usually about 40,000 walkers at just this location! Lots of strollers, too. I'll bet Bethany would have a great time just riding along checking out the sites. I believe there is a link on the WalkAmerica page where you can sign up to join the team. We are being sponsored this year by Hubby's work (Spectra Energy), and he is in charge of the team. We would love to have you join us.