On April 27 I will once again be walking in the Inland Empire March for Babies Walk.
If you’ve followed my personal blog at all then you know that I’m a father of twins that were preterm and spent the first month of their life in the NICU at UCI Medical Center.
For nearly a month my wife and I practically lived in that hospital, and my son Aiden and daughter Cambria did. Watching your child through glass hooked up to heart monitors, breathing monitors, and feeding tubes is one of the hardest things I think any parent could endure. But while those first months were difficult for us, I recognize that we were far more fortunate than some parents of preterm babies. It’s because of this that my wife and I have vowed to do our part to help prevent other babies and their parents from going through it.
The March of Dimes March for Babies is a walk is designed to help support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And it’s used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.
You can help support the fight (see where the money goes) against preterm pregnancy – and other infant defects a few ways…
Make a donation
My donation page for the Inland Empire March for Babies is here (International donations accepted) and there is no minimum contribution limit. Every dollar helps and donations made to the walk are tax deductible.
Walk with us
If you live in the Inland Empire, consider walking with us. My wife and children will be walking with me and I encourage other locals who would like to as well. It’s a six mile course that is routed through historic neighborhoods in Riverside. Best of all you get a free lunch at the end. You can sign up via the Aiden & Cambria’s Crew page if you’d like to join us.
Support a walk in your hometown
The March for Babies is not limited to the Inland Empire, there are walks in all fifty states of the union. If you’re not local and can’t contribute financially consider donating your time to a walk in your neck of the woods. Find your local March for Babies and get involved!
Thank you to all of those who have supported our efforts in the past. Let’s help stop premature births and the heartache they bring so many families!