I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Kmart & March of Dimes. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
As most of you know, March of Dimes is a non-profit organization that raises money to help provide support for pregnant mothers and babies. Almost everyone associates March of Dimes with preemies because they do put a lot of focus on prenatal care in hopes of preventing premature births. They also help many families with newborns who were born prematurely. That isn’t all that they do though and that’s what we’re going to discuss today!
I think it’s important to support the effort of March of Dimes being a preemie myself. I was born 2 months premature via emergency c-section when my mother unexpectedly got transverse myelitis that paralyzed her from her waist down. We spent 2 months in the hospital together while she underwent numerous tests and procedures. We eventually were allowed to go home, but my mother was still in a wheelchair, paralyzed and unable to walk. Two years of physical therapy and a miracle, she finally recovered feeling in her legs and learned how to walk again. Being born prematurely made my childhood a struggle since my immune system was not fully developed and I undoubtedly have asthma as a result of being born early as well. Thankfully, my mother was able to breastfeed me for 26 months despite her inability to walk or care for herself. I am so thankful that she got the support she needed to do that since breast milk is so important for preemies development.
Did you know that Kmart has raised more than $125 million over the past 31 years to help advance and continue the critical work being done by March of Dimes on behalf of newborns everywhere.
The efforts of March of Dimes have helped reduce the U.S. preterm birth rate for the past 7 years, saving an estimated $12 billion in health care costs!
Donations have helped moms and babies by:
- Providing the best information on healthy pregnancy and delivery
- Advocating for better healthcare coverage for the most vulnerable
- Fighting for better newborn screening standards in every state
- Helping moms to overcome substance abuse with community outreach programs
- Increasing access to prenatal care with mobile clinics and transportation to doctors
Kmart, the top corporate fundraiser for the March of Dimes, has teamed up with celebrity fitness icon, mom and Kmart ambassador Jillian Michaels to kick-off it’s 2015 fundraising campaign.
This year is Kmart’s 32nd consecutive year supporting the March of Dimes efforts and 23rd as national sponsor of the annual March for Babies® walks! The March for Babies® will take place this spring in 700 communities across the country.
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How Can You Help?
From now till June 20th, Shop Your Way members and Kmart customers can support the campaign by donating in-store at any Kmart and online at kmart.com/marchofdimes, where 100% of the funds that are raised will go directly to the March of Dimes.
You can also purchase Kmart’s collectible puppy figurine, available in stores or online for $5, with $1 from each sale being donated to the March of Dimes.
As a special thank you to Kmart’s valued Shop Your Way members, they are rewarding members who give back! From now through June 20, members will receive a coupon for 5% back in points on their next qualifying purchase in stores or online.
Want To Win?!
Enter for a chance to win a Jillian Michaels/March of Dimes T-Shirt that says “Make An Impact” across the front!
Two winners will be selected! Last chance to enter is May 11th at midnight ET.
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