Dear Family and Friends,

As many of you may already know, we are involved in March of Dimes March for Babies.  Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. We will be walking in the March for Babies and need your help.  The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

This year we will have our March for Babies on April 29, 2012 in Naperville, IL at the Naperville River Walk.

For those of you who are not familiar with our organization, when you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We have been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2 billion to benefit all babies.

We are asking you to help us out this year by giving a tax-deductible donation to the March for Babies. Your gift will support March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And it will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.  Please note that any donation amount is always welcomed.

If you require additional information about March for Babies, please contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also visit

Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to whatever support you can provide. If you are able to donate privately, please also check for matching funds through your employer. Many companies have matching programs, which you may not be aware of.

You can also donate online, or if you are sending your donation in the form of a check, please make it payable to March of Dimes.

Thank you for your consideration. March for Babies could not do it without the generosity of donors like yourself!