2.14.2009

Marching for Babies

We're doing it again! Next month, we're Marching for Babies again. This is a bigger walk than we usually do; for the past few years we've done the Gator Walk, which is the University of Florida's March for Babies (formerly known as March of Dimes). But this time we've decided to do the walk that is sponsored by our town. It's an 8.6 mile walk and it's a much larger event than the Gator Walk.
And I got ambitious this time around. The unit I work on is a Neurosurgical/Neurological Intensive Care Unit. We just opened this unit less than a year ago. I asked a few co-workers if they'd be interested in doing the March for Babies as a team, and I got a great response. So, I'm the chairperson for my unit's first annual March for Babies! We have created our own t-shirts, we're selling candy, and on Friday, we had a Used Book Sale in the hospital atrium. It's fun to see everyone getting excited about such a wonderful cause! We're going to have a blast.
For those of you who are new to my blog, J and I have a very good reason for doing these walks. We walk in memory of my husband's firstborn son. You can read all about his short life here.
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Hope your Valentine's Day is full of love!




13 comments:

blueviolet said...

That's wonderful that you're doing the walk. My neighbor just asked me for her support when she walks!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That is so cool ya'll do that!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

April said...

What a wonderful cause to be a part of! My hat's off to you! Happy Valentine's Day!!!!♥

Bad Momma said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Kudos for chairing your department's group march!

Tara R. said...

Good luck with your Walk! Happy V-Day too!

Chrissie, Christine, Chris, Mommy, Mama, Maaaaa... said...

That is wonderful!! :) I wish you the best of luck on your walk! What a great cause!! :) Happy Valentine's Day!

mommaof4wife2r said...

that is a very good thing...having sofie so early made me more aware of the special need.

Live.Love.Eat said...

It's sooooo awesome you're doing that!!!! You near Gainesville? I am near Orlando!

Alison said...

Happy Valentine's Day...that is wonderful about the walk!!! great job.

Smores for Breakfast said...

So great of you! I swear I have found some truly amazing people in this funny bloggy world!

You have a great blog which I'll be following!

Debbie Y. said...

WTG about the NICU getting involved as a team for the walk. Hope you raise lots of money for the cause.

Momo Fali said...

A cause after my own heart. We take part as well. Having two preemies (one with birth defects) really makes you want to get involved!

WheresMyAngels said...

You go girl! That is wonderful!