Helping the Babies – A Quick Non-Web Related Post

Things at my college have been busy – we’re moving servers, bringing a new project management software package online and my spring and summer travel schedule has begun in earnest. Despite all the craziness, I’m taking time this weekend to participate in the March for Babies.

I’ll be Twittering from the walk, of course, so expect some fun updates on Sunday. Would you take a moment and donate a dollar or two or three to support me in my walk this weekend? Here’s a bit about why this is important to me.

This weekend is the March for Babies, an event held around the country to raise funds to support the March of Dimes and the research this great organization does.

I know first hand that the research and technology developed by the March of Dimes saves lives – they saved the life of my son.

In 2002, my son was born 9 weeks premature. He spent 5 weeks in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit where he received world class treatment, which I know helped him survive his early birth and other medical issues.

Before he was even born, he received a surfactant treatment to help his tiny lungs develop – technology that was developed thanks to funds from the March of Dimes.

As you can tell, this is a cause that is very important to me. For the last few years, I’ve been participating in their annual March for Babies event to help raise funds to ensure that future babies will be helped.

In 2007, I raised the most of any individual walker in Crawford County, PA and in 2008, my family was excited to be named the Ambassador Family for the walk. It was a great honor and we were very excited to be part of the event. Our team, the LolCatz, was also the top non-corporate team last year. How great was it to get a newsletter from the March of Dimes awarding honors to the LolCatz?

So, I’m asking for your help this year. I know as much as anyone that times are tight for everyone, and that many causes are asking for your help right now. I hope you’ll support me – if even a small amount of people who read this website every day gave $2 or $3, we’d raise a ton of money to help fund new and promising research.

So, please, I’m asking for your support. You can give securely and safely by clicking on the banner above or by clicking this link.

Thank you so much, and thank you to those of you who have given generously or who are participating in the walk this weekend.

Prematurity = stunned.