Dec 5, 2011

Team Losh is Marching for Babies!

Hi everyone!

Every year, Aloshua and his family participates in the March for Babies, and we would like to invite all of you to join us for the 2012 event! For those of you not familiar with the event, the March for Babies is an awareness walk that raises money to support the March of Dimes as they work to prevent prematurity and birth defects such as spina bifida, which Aloshua has. Participating is simple: visit and sign up to walk with us. Even if you are not in Arkansas, you can still join Team Losh and participate in your local event as a member of the team.

The walk is simple. Most are only two miles, and you are encouraged to bring along your family, friends and children to play games, get to know others in your area working to end prematurity, and to walk with you.

As a member of Team Losh, you're in a unique position to help prevent premature birth globally. You will be able to raise funds directly from your personal page on the March for Babies website if you choose to do so. If you'd rather not participate in the fundraising portion of the walk... that's just fine too! We would still love to have you on the team, helping us raise awareness!

Globally, there are 13 million children born prematurely each year. Of those 13 million, 1 million do not survive. Hundreds of thousands of others, like Aloshua, will suffer serious life-long complications such as chronic lung disease, cerebral palsy, and developmental disabilities.

I work with the families of premature infants daily and I can tell you that your help is not only needed, but that it can make a difference. There is nothing more heartbreaking than watching a family lose their child before that child has ever had a chance to live, and it is up to us to help ensure no other family has to say goodbye to their child far too soon.Premature birth is preventable, and the March of Dimes has already helped reduce the number of children born too early. In fact, the rate of pre-term birth has been declining steadily in the last few years thanks to the efforts of the March of Dimes and partner organizations!

Can't walk? You can still help by making a donation directly to the Team Losh page at: donation goes directly to the March of Dimes and will be used to fund research and education initiatives around the world. If you are unable to donate via credit, debit or paypal, please send your cash, check, or money order donation to:

Team Losh
P.O. Box 982
Bald Knob, AR, 72010 

and we will deliver it, along with all donations collected, the day of the walk. You can make your check or money order out directly to the March of Dimes (or include a note to let us know that it's designated for the March of Dimes). 

Want to support the Team and Aloshua? You can purchase your Team Losh shirt from the Team Losh store and wear it on April 28th to support everyone who will be walking. 10% of every shirt sold will go directly to Aloshua's medical fund, and team members will wear the same shirt on the day of the walk. 

Have questions? Feel free to email us at!

We are looking forward to walking with you in April! Together, we can make a difference.

All our love, 
Your Team Losh Captains

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