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It’s not often a baby makes it to its own baby shower.
Julia and Bob Dytko continue to work in support of the March of Dimes organization.
It wasn’t until 10 years later that Elisa Jennings could thank the people who saved her daughter’s life. Though she wishes it could have been sooner, Elisa is now showing her appreciation through raising awareness for the nonprofit organization, March for Dimes.
A baby’s first steps are one of the most precious moments in life, and the March of Dimes believes every baby deserves a healthy first step. Take your own first steps by joining March for Babies and make sure more babies get that chance. Join us in walking together for stronger, healthier babies.
Makenna Jennings, 10, came into the world seven weeks early. Her mother, Elisa Jennings said it’s the March of Dimes organization that gave her daughter a chance to survive.
Makenna Painter, 10, came into the world seven weeks early. Her mother, Elisa Jennings said it’s the March of Dimes organization that gave her daughter a chance to survive.
The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DM) is “a premier base,” named the first installation in the U.S. Air Force for the year 2012, yet the Tucson base is vulnerable to a number of threats, and it needs broad community support, according to Mike Grassinger, an Air Force veteran and Tucson businessman who is in his second year as president of the DM50.
Expecting a baby? Ensuring that your baby boy or girl has a healthy start to life begins with good prenatal care. Prenatal care refers to the care you receive for yourself and your baby during your entire pregnancy. Following a prenatal care plan can positively impact both you and your baby’s health by minimizing pregnancy complications, decreasing the likelihood of birth defects and easing postpartum recovery. It’s important to begin prenatal care early – and see your doctor regularly – to get the maximum benefit for you and your developing baby.
More than 25 years ago, Wendy Grenfell created Ivan’s Studio as one of Tucson’s original “rental” salons. Ivan’s embraces the approach for stylists to develop their individual talents and become successful business people. It is because of this approach that Ivan’s has placed in the top three categories of Best Hair Salon, Best Nail Salon and Best Day Spa in the Northwest as nominated by the readers of the Explorer Newspaper for the past three years. Ivan’s is a safe place for stylists to do great work and keep far more of their income they generate for their families.
When it comes to thinking about a future, many think about money and success. Few think they will focus solely on giving back by devoting an entire career to non-profits.
At the March of Dimes, we promise to work tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.
In order to continue to provide services and educate the public on the importance of decreasing the number of premature births taking place each year, the March of Dimes hosts fundraisers aimed at getting those most affected to participate.
Zane Kirkendall was born three months premature, and at 13 inches long, weighed just one pound, six ounces. Described by doctors as a fighter, the infant survived for 13 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before his underdeveloped lungs gave in.
In Arizona, 85,000 babies were born last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one of them through 75 years of research, vaccines and breakthroughs.
In Arizona last year, the March of Dimes helped more than 85,000 babies who were born premature, continuing 75 years of work to keep babies healthy.
Zane Kirkendall lived for 13 days until his underdeveloped lungs gave in. His family and millions of others each year particpate in the March of Dimes March for Babies event.
Besides raising awareness and educating on premature births, March of Dimes is also big on educating the public on vaccinations and infant care.
Over the past decade, there’s an alarming trend taking place that organizations like the March of Dimes are doing whatever they can to educate pregnant women about the dangers of give birth too early.
For most parents, the birth of a new baby is a blessed day, but for some, it can quickly turn tragic, especially when the new bundle of joy comes early.
Help support March of Dimes
The March of Dimes will be hosting a signature chef’s auction next week, which will go toward efforts to help babies start a healthy life.