Friday, May 04, 2007

WalkAmerica

Tomorrow is WalkAmerica for the March of Dimes. I do 12 miles every year in memory of my twin girls, Rainey and Grace.
It's always a very bittersweet and difficult day for me. It's a day filled of thoughts and memories of my little girls..and of reminders of how badly I miss them. It's also a good day, as it's the one physical thing that I can do for them. I can't change a diaper or give them a hug or put on a band-aid. But I can walk for them and raise money to help other premie babies.
I'll be running the 12 on my own tomorrow, which will make it more difficult. Usually Jo runs it with me, but this year it's just me. I guarantee there will be some tears shed during those 12 miles, but also smiles.
Kitty, my mother in law, is also participating this year. She is walking 6 miles, which is just awesome.
Wish us luck, and if you pray, please say one for my twin girls.

1 comment:

MarchofDimesTeamYouth said...

Dear March of Dimes supporter,

Your help is needed!

You may have heard the news …WalkAmerica is now called March for Babies. Our new name makes it very clear who we’re walking for ― all babies.

Now we need your help in getting the word out. Whether it’s in a blog, an email to friends or by putting this badge on your website … every mention of our new name helps.

Visit our Web site at http://www.marchforbabies.org/SpreadtheWord for our new logo and other materials to help us spread the word.

While our event name is different, our mission remains the same. March of Dimes is still the champion for babies – raising funds needed for research and programs that make a difference in the lives of babies and their families.

We appreciate your ongoing support. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at marchforbabies@marchofdimes.com if you have any questions about our new name or our event.

One day all babies will be born healthy, but we have to walk to get there.

Thank you,
March for Babies Team

March of Dimes Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605