Monday, April 23, 2012

March for Babies 2012

It's that time of year again, and Holland, Eden, John and I will once again be walking with Team Holland and Eden in March for Babies to raise money for the March of Dimes. As you all know, this is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts. 

Holland and Eden survived their early birth and are fully enjoying their lives today thanks, in part, to advances in neonatal medicine made possible by the March of Dimes. The girls face lifelong challenges as a result of their extremely premature birth, but despite the obstacles that we continue to face, we feel so lucky to have them in our lives. They are growing and thriving, and bringing such joy and inspiration to everyone they meet. They will be 8-years-old this summer and are finishing up an awesome first grade year in a few short months! 

It is our hope that with continued research into causes and prevention of pre-term labor, as well as improved treatment options for those born too soon, fewer babies will face the devastating long-term consequences of such an early birth. We will continue to honor the lives of Holland and Eden as we walk, but this year we will also walk for another reason... Our family is looking forward to welcoming a new baby GIRL, due to arrive in August! Armed with a great deal of knowledge, and the advantage of advances in medicine and close monitoring of this pregnancy, we are very hopeful that we will make it long into the summer before our new baby makes her appearance. 

With your help, Team Holland and Eden has already raised over $28,000 for the March of Dimes. We hope to continue our tradition of being one of the top family teams in our region and we are setting our sights high! Please visit my personal page to make a donation and to assist me in achieving my goal of helping to save babies! 

 Thank you so much for you support in our fund raising efforts over the years, and thank you in advance for supporting Team Holland and Eden as we walk this year! 

Billie, John, Holland and Eden (and Baby C!)


Danielle said...

Good luck with the walk. I so thought the baby was a boy :) I'm almost never right though.

Sara said...

Another little girl! How wonderful! Best of luck with the walk!