So, it’s almost time for the local March of Dimes March for Babies.
When the twins died, the March of Dimes became one of my pet charities because of the work they do to try to prevent premature birth. We donate in Lennox and Zoe’s names in the hope that some day in the not to distant future, another family won’t have to go through what we did.
I’ve wanted to participate in the March for Babies the past two years but there was always something to prevent it, whether the obstacle was mental or physical. This year though, we have no obstacles (so far, knocking on wood, crossing fingers, lighting candles, dancing naked in the backyard…) and I think I’d really really like to do it. We even still have the t-shirts that Mel and Josh wore when they walked in 2008. It just feels right for me and Shannon and Olivia Moonpie to try to raise some money to help the fight against premature birth.
This won’t affect my decision to walk, so don’t worry about that. I’ve never done this sort of thing before, so I’m trying to get an idea of how high to set my fund raising goal. More walkers, higher goal. And if people are interested I’ll do something a little more formal for signing up.