Northern Michigan Real Estate

March of Dimes - March For Babies - Traverse City

 

The March of Dimes Mission
To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives.

This morning at 8:30 am over 450 registered walkers started their 5 mile "March For Babies".  This annual event was held at the Grand Traverse Civic Center.  There were many families in attendance that had heart warming stories of how March of Dimes helped them through the challenges of their pre-mature babies early days of live.  There were also families in attendance that were walking in memory of their child who did not survive their pre-mature challenges despite the wonderful support provided by March of Dimes.

This event is the largest find raising event that the local March of Dimes Chapter does annually.  Many of us do not know the challenges faced during a challenging pregnancy or in the first few critical hours, days and months of a pre-mature baby.  Some of these babies weigh less than a pound at birth and go home months later a very healthy baby.

1 in 8 babies are born too soon.  Premature birth can happen without warning and for no known reason.  Much needed research is done through donations received by the March of Dimes in hopes that someday, we will have better answers to the reasons that some babies are born premature.

 

If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause, you can visit the web site below to make a donation to a chapter in your area.

https://www.marchofdimes.com/michigan/38394.asp

 

Christine Stalsonburg, Realtor

"A Tradition Of Sound Advice"

231-944-0854

www.Stalsonburg.com

http://www.stalsonburg.com

Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors

402 E. Front St.  Traverse City, MI   49684

Christine Stalsonburg, Broker/Owner

Cherry Wings Realty

 

 

231-409-4140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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