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4 Feb
Linda



Have you registered yet for March for Babies? What are you waiting for? Did you know that if you get started now and raise $100 by February 28th you will get this complimentary March of Dimes BPA-free water bottle!

This exclusive March for Babies water bottle will be awarded based on your online fundraising level achieved by end of business February 28, 2014. Online donations can be made via PayPal or credit card. Your gift will be shipped to your registration address approximately 2 weeks after the deadline.

Get started now and let your team know about this early fundraising incentive!

31 Jan
Linda

Signed up for the March for Babies 2014 walk? Great! Now it’s time to ask your family and friends to support your walk.

The March for Babies website has some really great tools that you can use once you are logged in: email, social sharing, E-cards, etc.

But, you don’t have to be logged in to ask people to donate if you learn the link to your page. The link to your page is super easy to remember: the first part is www.marchforbabies.org the second part is your username and when you put a slash between the two – viola – you have the link to your March for Babies page: www.marchforbabies.org/username



• You can Text or Tweet the link
• You can type the link in your favorite social site posts
• You can add the link to your email signature
• You can write the link on your business card and give to someone – any time you’re talking about walking, you can write the link down and give to the person so they can go donate

We’d love for you to login to marchforbabies.org and/or use the apps to do your fundraising – but as long as you LEARN YOUR LINK, you don’t have to login to fundraise!

Want to walk in March for Babies but haven’t yet signed up? You can register by selecting either Join a Team, Start a Team or Find an Event on www.marchforbabies.org to get you started!



Have questions? Contact the OFT Help Desk at ofthelp@marchofdimes.com or 888-274-3711

27 Jan
Linda

Aidan’s Story

Posted by Linda



Meet Aidan.

Born 12 weeks early and weighing only 3 pounds, Aidan’s story begins like too many others. Watch his family explain his desire to give back and help other kids as the March of Dimes 2014 National Ambassador.

This is Aidan’s story.

24 Jan
Linda

The March of Dimes is thrilled to announce our 2014 National Ambassador, Aidan Lamothe! Born 12 weeks early, Aidan weighed just 3 lbs. and spent 7 weeks in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Even as a very young child, he understood how serious it is to be born prematurely and decided he wanted to volunteer to tell his story to help other kids.

He and his family visit the NICU every year on his birthday, to honor the doctors and nurses who saved his life. Aidan, and so many other premature babies, wouldn’t have survived without specialized treatment in the NICU, developed in part by research funded by the March of Dimes.

Today, Aidan is an adventurous 6-year-old who loves playing baseball, playing the piano, and doing gymnastics. He’s proud to serve as the 2014 National Ambassador and will travel the country with his parents to help raise funds and awareness of premature birth.

United is the Official Airline Sponsor of the Ambassador family – flying them across the nation to represent the March of Dimes and promote our mission.

Learn more about Aidan’s journey and join him – register for March for Babies today!

23 Jan
Linda

First Step to Fundraising!

Posted by Linda

It’s that time of year again – it’s March for Babies season! We all love walking for babies, but sometimes the hardest thing is kicking off your team’s fundraising. One of the easiest ways to do it is to donate to yourself when you register! It shows your family and friends that you believe in the cause you’re fundraising for and it feels great to see the first donation on your personal fundraising dashboard!

This year, we’ve made it even easier to donate to your own team – as soon as you register, a pop-up will appear prompting you to make a donation to yourself! Whether it’s just $10, $15, or $20 – you can jump-start your fundraising and feel great! The earlier you start, the more time you have to fundraise! So don’t delay – register today and kick off your fundraising that helps moms and babies through education and research!

3 Dec
Linda



Even as people are starting to register and reactivate their March for Babies 2014 walks, muster their teams, and shine their marching shoes, we are hard at work improving MarchforBabies.org!

In the next few weeks, expect to see a great new look on our web site. Plus, there will also be new tools and features to maximize your fundraising efforts!

We thank you for all your support. Thanks to all your hard work, just look at what you’ve helped accomplish:

Here is to a safe and happy holiday and a great start to March for Babies 2014!

20 May
Linda

Post-walk donations can still add up!

Did you know that even if our walk is over, any donations we receive still count to earn us a gift card or to increase its value?

We have until May 31 to continue to raise money for vital research and programs — and get closer to earning a Kmart or Macy’s card gift card to spend in-store or online!

Raise $350: $15 Gift Card / $500: $25 Gift Card / $1,000: $50 Gift Card / $2,500: $125 Gift Card $5,000: $250 Gift Card / $10,000:
 $500 Gift Card / $20,000+:
 $600 Gift Card

We’re getting closer, so let’s keep up the good work. The more we raise, the higher the value of our gift card and the more we help babies and moms!

10 May
Linda

Every Mother’s Wish

Posted by Linda



The two times I was expecting, the question I heard most often was, “Are you hoping for a boy or a girl”? It was a very typical question at a time when determining the baby’s gender before birth was less routine. I truly had no preference, and my response was always, “As long as the baby is healthy, it doesn’t matter.”

When I came to work for the March of Dimes and became more familiar with all they do, something dawned on me. I realized that my hope of having a healthy baby had been their hope, too. I was touched by the thought that this foundation has been devoting its research and programs to help my babies begin healthy lives. And in the event they had been born too soon or sick, treatments had been developed to give them a greater chance to survive and thrive. Absolutely nothing could mean more to me. Nothing in the world.

With Mother’s Day approaching, I can’t help thinking about the millions of babies born each year, and how the March of Dimes supports each of them through its 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. And what a meaningful gift it would be to honor a special mom by making a donation to help continue this lifesaving mission.

For moms. For babies. For health. For hope. For generations to come.
DONATE

6 May
Linda



You’ve done so much for March for Babies, but we’re still short of our goal. The good news is that the money you’ve raised so far is already supporting moms and babies in your community.

The numbers might be down…so think “UP!”

For every additional $100 you raise on marchforbabies.org via credit card or PayPal* between May 1 and May 8, you’ll be entered to win two round-trip tickets on United Airlines.

It’s actually quite doable. Maybe send a few more emails; ask 10 people for just $10; donate a little more to your own campaign; suggest making a donation to March for Babies to honor a special mom for Mother’s Day.

We can still get there…and you could be packing your bags. Good luck!

Restrictions:
• Challenge is limited to online funds raised between midnight ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, and midnight ET Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Funds raised before or after these dates and times will not count toward entry.
• Only donations made to individual walkers are eligible: donations made to a March for Babies team and not to a specific walker will not count toward entry.
• The travel certificates are valid for travel from anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/ Alaska/Canada/Caribbean/Mexico to anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/Alaska/ Canada/Caribbean/Mexico. Offer valid only on UA flights operated by United and United Express. Travel is not permitted on other codeshare flights. Please note some codeshare flights may not have applicable booking classes available. Therefore, bookings are only permitted on flights offering applicable class of service. Travel valid June 1, 2013 – June 1, 2014.


Winner will be posted on Facebook

2 May
Linda



As you know, March for Babies is our biggest annual fundraiser that supports lifesaving research and groundbreaking programs for babies, moms and families. Our hopes were high, but we haven’t reached our goal…YET. You can make this happen. Even if your walk day has passed, your opportunity to help babies hasn’t.

Listen to this — if you go the extra mile for babies, you could be going places! For every additional $100 you raise on marchforbabies.org via credit card or PayPal* between May 1 and May 8, you’ll be entered to win two round-trip tickets on United Airlines.

You can be the lucky winner AND bring us closer to our goal!

Restrictions:
• Challenge is limited to online funds raised between midnight ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, and midnight ET Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Funds raised before or after these dates and times will not count toward entry.
• Only donations made to individual walkers are eligible: donations made to a March for Babies team and not to a specific walker will not count toward entry.
• The travel certificates are valid for travel from anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/ Alaska/Canada/Caribbean/Mexico to anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/Alaska/ Canada/Caribbean/Mexico. Offer valid only on UA flights operated by United and United Express. Travel is not permitted on other codeshare flights. Please note some codeshare flights may not have applicable booking classes available. Therefore, bookings are only permitted on flights offering applicable class of service. Travel valid June 1, 2013 – June 1, 2014.


Winner will be posted on facebook.com/marchofdimes.

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