march for babies blog
We’ve done it! Thanks to all of you, we’ve reached the our goal of 25,000 signatures on our petition to light the White House purple for preemies! What’s next? All signers will receive an email response about the petition from the White House and we will post the White House response here as well. We deeply thank each and every single one of you for supporting us! By signing the petition, you are helping to support and raising awareness for preemies and their families all across the country! Thank you!
Today is White House Wednesday! Today we need you to help make a big push to light the White House purple on January 3, 2013 to honor families whose children are born too soon. With your help, we’ll reach our goal of 25,000 signatures by November 17, World Prematurity Day!
Please go here and sign the petition — and encourage your family and friends to sign as well!
The volunteers and supporters of the March of Dimes have launched an exciting effort to light the White House purple on January 3, 2013 as a symbol of hope for premature babies. The White House is special to the March of Dimes because our founder was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who established our organization in 1938 during his second term in office. In the 20th century, the March of Dimes galvanized America to defeat polio. Today the March of Dimes is working to bring hope and support to the families of premature babies. We fund research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs to give every baby a healthy start in life.
To turn the White House purple, we need to secure 25,000 signatures on an online petition to support our request. Please go here and sign the petition — and encourage your family and friends to sign as well!