March of Dimes

MarchDimes

March of Dimes supports the families whose babies have been hospitalized in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) across the country. The NICU Family Support aids parents, siblings, grandparents and extended family during their stay at the hospital, on their transition home and after a tragedy, by comforting them and providing them with valuable information during a crisis. To help support this worthy cause, please visit https://www.marchofdimes.com/giving/support_nicu.html.

The March for Babies walk was has raised $2 billion to fund research and programs to give mothers the resources they need to have a healthy pregnancy. This year is expected to join together 7 million family, friends and colleagues in 900 neighborhoods across the country. To join a team, start a team or find an event near you, visit http://marchforbabies.org/why.aspx.

UPPAbaby is proud to sponsor March of Dimes to give back and raise awareness for the thousands of babies who are born prematurely or ill every single day. For more ways to contribute please visit http://www.marchofdimes.com/default.html.

Thank you to Rebecca Russell Spear for recommending this charity!

TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION

Come join the Travis Manion Foundation as we run to honor our Heroes. The 2011 9/11 Heroes Run is bringing communities together throughout the country this September 11th. The goal is to never forget the sacrifices of all of the Heroes of September 11th – veteran, first responder, and civilian. All proceeds from this charity run go directly to support the local firefighters, police and first responders in each community where the races are held.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Travis Manion was an American hero who served two Marine tours in Iraq. During a patrol mission on Sunday, April 29, 2007, Travis was killed by enemy sniper fire in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq while fighting courageously to defend against an enemy ambush. With the legacy of strong character and leadership he left behind, Travis’ spirit remains in Iraq and in the hearts of all who honor freedom and service. His fellow service members continue to work diligently to establish a foundation of freedom in Iraq. In honor of Travis and as a true testament to how much he is admired, the Iraqi’s have named their new headquarters in honor of him, Combat Outpost (COP) Manion.

UPPAbaby is proud to sponsor the Travis Manion Foundation to raise awareness about the sacrifices made each day by our living and fallen American Heroes. Travis’ cousin Elizabeth Kausek works in our internal sales department. We want to thank her for her efforts and for bringing this foundation to our attention. Elizabeth is coordinating this year’s Heroes Run in the Boston Area.

To donate to the Travis Manion Foundation, please visit http://www.911heroesrun.com/Home.aspx.

To participate in a run near you, go to http://www.911heroesrun.com/2011HeroesRuns.aspx.