Saturday, November 1, 2008

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

November is when we focus the nation’s attention on the impact premature birth has on babies and families, and on the opportunities for prevention.
Today more than 1,400 babies in the U.S. will be born prematurely. Many will be too small and too sick to go home.
Instead, they face weeks or even months in the intensive care unit. (NICU). These babies face an increased risk of serious medical complication, and death; however, most eventually will go home.
In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, please go to
to sign the petition to urge the federal government to increase support for prematurity-related research.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

March for Babies Family Team Blog

Hi Everyone! I am relatively new to the blogging world but I think this would be a good way to get out the latest happenings at the Northeast Ohio, March of Dimes chapter to all our family teams.

My hope is to use this blog to relay information, seek volunteers, display family team stories, exchange fundraising ideas and have some fun in the process.

I hope you all will contribute and post comments. I hope this can develop into a real community.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Karen Burrow
Family Team Chair
March of Dimes
N.E. Ohio Division