Posts Tagged ‘March for Babies’

It’s that time of year again!  We are working on building our 2013 March for Babies team that honors Colton and Keltie and helps provide money towards research that helps other babies like them.  Their team, Half Baked Crusaders, was small but mighty last year and we are hoping to make it even bigger and better!

Last year, they were itty bitty.  Colton was just released from the NICU after 142 days.  We had to bring his SpO2 monitor and portable oxygen with us just in case he had a spell.  Those days seem like so long ago as we see him now big, strong, and mobile!  I also got to kick off the March for Babies efforts with my employer, Sears Holdings Corporation, by telling our story and inspiring all of the associates at Kmart to ask our customers for donations.  It was an honor and something I was proud to do.

So – what are you doing on Sunday, June 23rd?  Please consider joining our team and walking with us along the beautiful Cape Cod Canal in support of the March for Babies.  You can easily join our team by visiting the team website:  http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/t1947387

If you don’t live near us and can’t walk, please consider donating to our team through the website shown above.  All of your donations are tax deductible.  Honor Colton and Keltie and all they have overcome to be the thriving little people that they are today by donating to a cause that will forever be important to them and our family.  If you own or know someone who owns a business in the South Shore of MA or Cape Cod area – please contact me about being a family team sponsor and the advertising opportunities that come with donations of $100, $250 $500, $750, or $1000.  These family team sponsor donations help our team reach our goals, as well as helping to promote your business locally. Each sponsorship will receive a 18×24” sign to display along the walk- with your business name, level of sponsorship, and our Family Team name.  A great way to support a great cause- and get some advertising around the community!

Please consider supporting Half Baked Crusaders – and we’d love to have our local friends and family join us on Sunday, June 23rd!

2012 Half Baked Crusaders Team!

2012 Half Baked Crusaders Team!

Mother's Day Kmart


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Today I had the pleasure of sharing our story with the team leaders of Sears Holdings Corporation’s March of Dimes.  As you may know, Kmart and SHC are huge supporters of the March of Dimes and I have been with SHC for 7 years providing HR support to the Home Services and Supply Chain divisions.  Kmart, its customers and associates have officially raised more than $100 million for the March of Dimes over the last 29 years – a remarkable fundraising achievement!

I thought sharing our story was a good opportunity for the team leaders to connect their efforts with someone “local”.  I will admit – it was hard to write out their story and not feel emotional and I think that this is a feeling that will never go away.  But, I made it through it and it was a nice opportunity – they showed pictures of the twins in the conference room while I spoke. 

This is a nice segway into what I’m asking from all of you who have followed our story from the beginning and continue to provide your love and support – please consider joining us in support of the March of Dimes to honor Colton and Keltie.  If you’re local to us, consider joining our team and walking along the canal.  If you’re not able to join our team, please donate to this wonderful organization that dedicates its resources to research, education, and efforts towards the prevention of prematurity and increasing the health of babies.  Surfactant, a drug developed through the March of Dimes efforts, was given to Colton and Keltie in the delivery room and contributed to saving their lives so this truly hits close to home.  You can join our team or donate by clicking on the link below – please show your support of the Half Baked Crusaders!



How your donation helps!


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