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Support the March For Babies

If you are like me, you get hit up a lot with various charitable pitches from friends and family.  I've made a few appeals here, too.

But, a couple of days ago, I got an email from an old friend that really struck me.  I knew she had been pregnant, but didn't realize what she had been through with the birth of her second child.  It turns out that Tracy Burman's second child was born 3 1/2 months early and only weighed 2 lbs.  No one knew why this happened, but now they needed significant care for their baby, Millie.  That's where the March of Dimes came in.

I'd always heard of the March of Dimes, but didn't really know what they focused on these days.  Well, this is it.  They fund research on premature birth and birth defects, and provide care for those who go through this.  And, they March for Babies is a fund raising event for this organization.

You can watch a video of Tracy's family, including Millie, from their local TV station in Seattle.

I met Tracy Burman when she was an entrepreneur right out of Harvard.  She co-founded a company and we learned a lot together through the process.  She's moved away, and her situation took me by surprise.  You never know when you, or a friend or family member, will go through this difficult situation.  Please give to the March for Babies to help this worthy cause.


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