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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!
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!
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 famousfootwear.com 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!
Many of our Family Teams are very creative in expressing their passion and commitment to March for Babies by creating their own Family Team T-shirt! If designing your own shirts and finding an affordable means to produce them has stopped you before, we have two options for you this year!
Option 2 – You can select from 8 templates to personalize/customize Family Team T-Shirts! Select a template and follow the steps – it’s that easy! You can add your own team name and photo to one of our templates or create your own design. We recommend only using Ash or White T-Shirts for these Family Team Photo Templates. Have fun creating your own personalized March of Dimes Family Team T-Shirt!
Once you are done, don’t forget to share with us your thoughts and, of course, photos! We can’t wait to see how creative you all are again this year! Submit photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now we all know that our Family Teams are already inspired but after today’s revitalizing inauguration and yesterday honoring of Martin Luther King Jr., seems we are all just a bit more motivated, just a bit more excited and ready to focus on service as we’ve been asked to do.
What better way to serve than to help babies be born healthy, to honor and appreciate our babies that have worked so hard to survive and to remember those babies who weren’t strong enough. To all of you who make up our Family Teams, we thank you for your dedication as we respectfully encourage you to take that extra step in 2009, ask that extra friend or colleague for a donation, recruit that extra family member to walk with you and all of us to raise that extra dollar to help give every baby a healthy start in life.
It is up to us to ensure that our babies of today can thrive and prosper as they should. Together, with your help, tomorrow’s babies will walk along with us and succeed.
Let us know what exciting things you and your team are doing to carry out this call to service – what you are doing that is making your Family Team even stronger and better.
Happy New Year! We are thrilled that nearly 1,000 Family Teams have already registered for March for Babies 2009! Thank you and remember we are here to help in any way. If you have questions, let us know. Share your thoughts and successes with us right here!
Hi and welcome! You’ve come to the right place! As we move into 2009, we are gearing up for another successful year for March for Babies Family Teams!
My name is Cathy and I work for the National Office of the March of Dimes as the Director of Family Team Development. I am joined at the National Office by Kathy, Director of National Promotions and Events. Quite simply, our job is to help make sure Family Teams are growing and having a good time! We work with March of Dimes staff in chapters throughout the country. We also have the opportunity to work with lots of wonderful volunteers too!
Together, we will host this blog site for you! Whether you are a Family Team Captain, a member of a Family Team committee, or a newcomer to the “world of Family Teams”, this is the place to visit!