Monday, January 25, 2010

March of Dimes & Blogversary = Giveaway!

Hello all!
<--------------------- Please pay special attention to the "siggy" on my sidebar. I will be walking in honor of my babies this year at our local March of Dimes event. Last year I had planned to walk but then found out I was pregnant, and Larry was against me participating. This year I am raising money individually and with a team. We are known as Team "In A.W.E of Them". The A.W.E. represents their initials. The monogram will be placed on the back of our shirt along with another picture. I am currently working on the T-shirt and will share when its done.
Here is the message for our team:

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small to survive and often very sick. Our team is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this. Not only is this an important cause, but it is a way to honor the memory of the babies we lost.

In a country where technology is so advanced, it amazes me that there is little that can be done to stop premature labor, strengthen cervixes, or ensure that babies are born close to or at term.

In 2008, our first angel grew wings after being born at 20 weeks gestation. Alyssa-Joy Katherine Wise took one breath before going to meet her maker. Eight months later, our second angel, Evan George Wise was born sleeping due to an ascending in infection that was caused by what was supposed to be a routine procedure at 20 weeks gestation.

We walk in honor of these babies that were wanted, loved, treasured, and eventually given back to Christ. We walk so that others can be educated about the possible complications that can arise due to no fault on the mothers part. We walk to support those that have lost, and for the many babies that never got the chance to walk this journey with us.

We are Team In "A.W.E" of Them. The "A.W.E." represents their initials, Alyssa-Joy Wise and Evan Wise.

If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. You can do so right on this page. Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start!

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

For more info, simply click the link to the left or click on the following link:

A friend gave me the idea of entering everyone who donates in a giveaway. My blogversary (1 year - whooo hooo!!!) was Saturday and I was planning to do a giveaway as well, but since I am soliciting donations, I am combining the giveaway.
Sooooo, for everyone who donates you will be entered to win.......................................................

This personalized memorial globe in memory of your angels or loved ones. This personalization will include the dates, names and special message. To enter, simply donate anything you can give. It is going to a great cause and your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

Please help me reach my goal in hopes that one day, medicine will be so advanced that babies will not be born prematurely and infant death will significantly decrease.

Awaiting My Expected End.


  1. The globe is beautiful! My husband and I just created a team to walk in our town for March of Dimes. So happy that you are participating!

  2. Marie,

    That's awesome! What a wonderful way to honor your babies and also help the most worthy cause :) You are the best!

    Many Hugs

  3. I'm so glad you're doing this - I hope it brings you much satisfaction and a bit of comfort, too :)

  4. When does the giveaway end? Just wondering!! The globe is beautiful! We will be walking again for MOD too. I hope to have a larger team this year!!

  5. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to your sweet angels. Hugs to you!