All Babies Are Born To Do Something Great! #ImBornTo #MoDSquad

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I’m teaming up with the March of Dimes and The Motherhood to make sure every baby gets the chance to do something great. This is a sponsored post but all opinions are 100% mine.

little joshThat day. That day I found out I was going to be a father. It makes you think. You start to dream about all the things you’ll do with that adorable little baby. Then you go farther and think about what they will look like, what their accomplishments will be, how much you will love them and the list goes on. Each day my son still surprises me! I’m so thankful for that little face! You know they were created to do something special and unique! Every baby deserves the same chance! I love how The March of Dimes helps each one to do just that!

It’s really the best time of your life. Sometimes, it’s the most scary time in your life too. Especially if your baby is born early. The current challenge is that one baby is born prematurely every minute and approximately 72 children die each day before reaching their first birthday. This statistic was really sobering to me. That’s why I’m making it a priority to support the March of Dimes, especially this Father’s Day.

“If you were born within the last 75 years, you are a March of Dimes baby! We’ve really truly touched every person who has been born in the last 75 years whether you knew it or not! “

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Did you know?  You’ve benefited from the work of the March of Dimes if you or someone you care about:

  • Received the polio vaccine.
  • Took a prenatal vitamin with folic acid while or before becoming pregnant.
  • Received an APGAR score immediately following birth.
  • Was born prematurely or has a premature baby.

Here’s 3 easy ways you can help!

1. Tweet with us on June 10th at 1pm ET to raise awareness for the March of Dimes using the #imbornto hashtag!

2. Make a donation to The March of Dimes to help continue the programs that help all babies and families.

3. Shop for any Father’s Day related gifts through any of the following #ImBornTo partners:

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Chef Emeril Lagasse has teamed up with Martha Stewart Living to help raise at least $30,000 for the March of Dimes by giving patrons the opportunity to add a donation to their check at participating Emeril Restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando and Charlotte. This runs from 6/7 to 6/21.

Fans can also participate by joining the #thx2u movement and sharing what their thankful for (visit www.marthastewart.com/thx2u to learn more). For every baby photo uploaded with a caption about what their thankful for with the hashtag #thx2u, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Meredith Corporation will be making a $10 donation.

Bon-Ton

Customers of The Bon-Ton Stores will receive a $10-off coupon for every $3 donation to the March of Dimes made at checkout. In addition, this June, when a consumer makes a $1 donation with any fragrance purchase of $75 or more, they will receive an atomizer filled with the fragrance of their choice. Shop now at www.bonton.com/marchofdimes

Mud Pie

Mud Pie believes that every baby deserves the chance to start life healthy from head to toe. So accessorize baby in Dad’s style and Mud Pie will donate 10¢ from each sock purchase to the March of Dimes throughout the year. Shop now at www.mud-pie.com/c-1039-march-of-dimes-imbornto.aspx

A&E Jewelers

Celebrate parents and special beginnings with A&E Jewelers as they donate 20% of the purchase price from each brand new twinkling Swarovski encrusted sterling silver March of Dimes Enchanted “Healthy Beginnings” Necklace. Shop now at www.aejewelers.com/index.php

ALEX AND ANI

ALEX AND ANI have designed their Special Delivery Bangle to honor the true blessing of the family bond. The Special Delivery Bangle is available in pink or blue, and 20% of each bangle sold will benefit the March of Dimes. Shop now at www.alexandani.com/pink-special-delivery-charm-bangle.html

Blue Rhino

Planning on cooking at home this Father’s Day? Why not fire up the grill – and help all dads while spending quality time with yours? Blue Rhino, America’s #1 brand of propane exchange, is proud to support the March of Dimes as a sponsor for the imbornto campaign.Find a store near you at www.BlueRhino.com

Kmart

Celebrate Dad with a gift of puppy love! From now until June 21 Kmart will donate $1 from the purchase of each figurine to the March of Dimes. Shop now at www.kmart.com

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Disclosure: We are proud to team up with the March of Dimes and The Motherhood for this sponsored post. All opinions are 100%mine.