Friday, April 29, 2011

Hope and Beauty {March for Babies}

Last year after we lost our son I was lost, sad, angry. I needed to channel that energy into something positive. I needed to make something good out of it.

My family and friends formed a team and we walked in the March for Babies. It was a beautiful day and it was so healing for my broken heart. Our team raised over $2,000 to help March of Dimes fund research and programs to make sure other families don’t have to suffer the same loss that we did.

This year, with a new baby and family commitments we were unable to form a team. It makes me sad, but my body just couldn’t do it this year. Beth, has a team in memory of the twin boys she lost James and Jake. Since 2008 Team James and Jake has raised $24,000 for March of Dimes. Their goal this year is to raise $5,000. If they reach that goal March of Dimes will donate a rocking chair to the NICU of their choice in James and Jake’s name.

In addition to the walk Beth and several other friends have put together an etsy collection, June Afternoons:

All proceeds from this shop will be donated to Team James and Jake through the end of May.

The only problem is deciding which beautiful print to buy!

I know everyone has their own causes that they support, but if you have even a little bit to give. Or if you need some new beautiful art I hope you will please consider supporting Team James and Jake. It would mean a lot to me, and Beth. The walk is this Saturday and they only need to raise $1000 to meet their goal.


Barbara said...

I came over from Shell's blog! I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm so happy that you are supporting such a great cause! I"ll have to stop by the store!

Mrs. Tuna said...

Stopping over from Shell's blog, a very lovely post.