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12 May

Walking for Magdalena

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Magdalena's Feet Family Team

Magdalenas Feet Family Team

Magdalena Roberts was born to Noah and Julie of Clinton, MS on August 6, 2008. She was diagnosed with T-18 or Edwards Syndrome at just 20 weeks gestation.


The Roberts were getting ready for March for Babies and planned to speak at their kickoff on January 15, 2009. Unfortunately, Magdalena passed away just days earlier. Her family had 5 wonderful months of memories together. Magdalena’s funeral was the very hour of our Luncheon. Julie was determined to spread the word about sweet Magdalena so her boss came to the kickoff to deliver Julie’s speech.


Julie asked that everyone wear pink on the day of the funeral. She was sent pictures from all over the world of people in pink honoring Magdalena.


The Magdalena’s Feet Family Team participated in The Tri County March for Babies in Ridgeland, MS on May 2, 2009. An impressive 200+ walkers showed up on May 2 to celebrate the life of Magdalena. And 85 more people joined the team online and walked in 14 states. Noah and Julie’s family and friends raised more than $16,000 for March for Babies.


The Roberts are expecting a baby boy in early Fall. Follow their blog to see how everyone’s doing.


If you have a successful Family Team story you want to share with us, or even just a great picture, please do!

31 Mar

Enter To Win $10,000

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That’s correct! Good Earth Tea & Coffee is running a promotion where the March of Dimes and you could win $10,000 each! YES, YOU could win $10,000!

Enter and select “March of Dimes” as your charity. Only one entry per household. Pass it on to 5 of your friends or co-workers!

27 Mar

Love Those Famous Footwear Shoes!

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Okay Famous Footwear shoe lovers, get ready for another great pair of shoes that will help save babies! 


Starting this weekend (Sunday, March 29), visit your local Famous Footwear store or go online to and purchase a pair of the Official Shoe of March for Babies and the March of Dimes will receive $5 for every pair sold!  This year’s shoe is a women’s Natural Sport called the Ignition.


If you have already registered for March for Babies, look for an email during the first week of April with a 10% off coupon!  If you have not yet registered for March for Babies, do so before April 7th to receive your 10% off coupon!

24 Feb
Peter and Lane

Peter and Lane

With a 2-year-old who’s been staying up way too late, I don’t get to watch much TV. But here’s one show I always try to catch: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I love it and rarely keep it dry. And I don’t expect to do so this Sunday either.


The family that’s featured is one of our own: The Augustins from Keller, Texas. Their family team, Lane’s Light, is walking in March for Babies for the 5th time this year!


In 2004, Amber and Peter had two healthy children and a new baby on the way. Then, Lane arrived, too soon and too small. But he was a fighter, and after four weeks in the NICU, Lane came home.


Amber’s not just a mom, she’s also a talented photographer. During her time in the NICU, she noticed how few families were taking pictures. Yet, she also knew how important it is to have these lasting memories.


Amber started her own photo studio from her home: “Tiny Works of Heart.” In the NICU, she captures the first, and sometimes last moments of the tiniest babies. But a flood destroyed the family’s home and Amber’s studio, limiting her ability to help…


Move that bus!

Move that bus!

You guessed it, Ty and the crew go to Keller, just outside of Ft. Worth, to tear down Amber and Peter’s flood damaged house and build them a brand new dream home! Don’t miss it: ABC, March 1, 8-9 PM ET.


If you’re in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, come to the special March for Babies viewing party at The Met Church. They’re expecting more than 1,500 March for Babies fans!

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