Thursday, November 13, 2008

Preemies Awareness Day

Ok, this is a cause that's very close to my heart. Please take the time and sign the petition to the right. Thank you!

Premature Birth is Still on the Rise

The March of Dimes speaks up for babies every day -- and on Prematurity Awareness Day, we make sure even the smallest babies are heard.

The March of Dimes has released a Premature Birth Report Card for the nation and every state. We scored a D overall because the number of babies born too soon in our country is 60 percent higher than the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2010 objective of 7.6 percent. State-by-state grades are also available in the Report Card. Visit March of Dimes and find out how your state measures up.

For the past few weeks, we've been asking everyone to sign our online Petition for Preemies and help us send a message to our newly elected local and national officials. Thousands of caring people have already responded. If you were one of them, thank you for your support! If you missed it, go to marchofdimes.com/petition. Don't forget, you can sign up for advocacy alerts to make sure you won't miss any opportunities in your area and nationally.

8 comments:

* TONYA * said...

I've signed your petition my dear. I also donated all my remaining Pampers points to March of Dimes.

Much love to you guys. You know you are always in my thoughts and heart.

Terri said...

I signed! Thinking of you often!

Tabbatha Rose said...

I signed it Lisa. I know what its like having preemies.
You are always in my thoughts as well. Sending lots of strength and love your way!

MoDBev said...

Thank you so much for posting our Petition for Preemies and on Prematurity Awareness. I'll be back to check in on your new twins. :)

Anonymous said...

I signed up a few weeks ago since I am on their email list too. tried to send to the group and it didn't work. Thanks for posting this.

Nicole G

Shannon said...

Petition signed :) Thanks Lisa, for bringing attention to this great cause.

amy jansta said...

Hey Lisa..This is my first time writing but I couldn't resist after seeing the Halloween pics. Signed the petition too! Love you all, our little ones to come and Oliver too! love you

Sharlene said...

I signed the petition. And I thank God I live in California and not one of the states that gets an F!