Monday, April 1, 2013

let's help the babies! a big group giveaway!

i told you i had a huge giveaway in the works! i am so excited to offer this raffle to you guys as a way to bring in great donations for our march of dimes team, blogger for babies, but to also show you my great appreciation for all your help with this awesome cause.

our team goal is set high this year but i have no fear that we will blow past it in no time. my husband, kids, and i have come to absolutely love doing this walk each year. as a mother this cause particularly touches my heart as i watch my babies who were born full term, grow up strong and healthy. unfortunately not everyone can say that.

the money raised by the march of dimes and its partners funds life-saving research, programs, education and advocacy. here are just a few numbers so you can understand how much things cost and where your donations can go!

$250 is the cost of keeping a baby alive on a ventilator for one day.

$1,500 is the cost of one dose of surfactant to help a premature baby breathe.

$2,500 is the cost of an incubator for a sick baby for one day.

$77,000 is the average hospital charge for a premature baby.

$240 could provide educational videos and brochures for low-income pregnant women living in rural areas.

$1,730 could support continuing education for 72 health professionals in the prevention of preterm labor.

$3,800 funds a program to help 180 pregnant women quit smoking.

“The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.”

now that you have a better of idea of how your donation goes to work, please check out these awesome prize packages below then see how you can win one of the three! 

these are some of my most favorite brands and shops ever and i am so excited to team up with them for this giveaway. feel free to follow the links and check out all their shops!

entering this raffle is simple! every person who donates, for every five dollar donation made, equals one entry. 

donate more then five dollars? then you get more entires! e g: $20 = four entires to win any one of the three prize packs.

here is how you donate! visit this link: http://www.marchforbabies.org/melissarohr or the button on the sidebar and follow the prompts. i will be keeping track of each entry via a spreadsheet.

this raffle will run until the day the walk ends, so that is tons of time to get your donation in! don't want to be included in the giveaway? that is fine, just shoot me an email at whileitrainsblog@gmail.com

thanks again guys for all of your support!

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