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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

March of Dimes "March for Babies" Is This Saturday!

Mark your calendars for the March For Babies 5K!

Saturday, April 24

Kapiolani Park, Honolulu
Start Time 7 AM

While Stroller Strides has always participated in March for Babies, we have a personal connection to this year's March. Angela is a member in Ocean Pointe and the mother of Scarlett. Here's her story:

Scarlett, now nearly 9 months and doing great, was born at 29 weeks. She was 1 lb and 14 oz and 13 inches in length, the size of a 26 weeker. Scarlett spent 50 days in the NICU. She is strong and healthy and has continued to do incredibly well. We did not know it until a week after Scarlett was born, but I had preeclampsia, resulting in Scarlett's growth restriction and early birth.

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. We feel blessed to have Scarlett in our lives and thankful that her journey has been such an inspirational one! We are very excited to be a part of March for Babies this year and hope you will join our team!

The money we raise will support March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And it will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.

I hope you will join us this year at the March for Babies walk. In lieu of donating to the Stroller Strides team, we will joining forces with Team Scarlett.

Join the team by clicking here.

If you can't make it to the March, I hope you'll still support our team with a donation. This is the only fundraiser of 2010 for Stroller Strides moms, and it doesn't take much for a little support from all of us to really add up.

Last year's event was great fun and my kids had a total blast at the Kid Zone following the walk. Let Angela or Joni know if you'll be participating so that we can be sure to walk together!