Prematurity Awareness Month

More than half a million babies are born prematurely each year. Premature birth is the number one killer of newborns. Babies who survive prematurity could potentially be disabled for life. The March of Dimes is leading a national effort to save babies from premature birth by funding research to find the causes and by supporting local programs for families with a baby in intensive care. You can help save babies from the dangers of premature birth by taking action at The March of Dimes.

That’s why the March of Dimes has designated November as Prematurity Awareness Month. During November and any time during the year, you can help the March of Dimes fight premature birth.

TAKE ACTION — JOIN THE MARCH OF DIMES — Decades ago, millions of dimes from concerned Americans helped us defeat polio. Today, we need all the change you can spare to fight an even bigger challenge—premature birth. Join the MARCH OF DIMES and help save babies by donating your spare change at a Coinstar center near you. Visit for more information.

Many of you know that our children spent some time in the NICU after they were born. Those days and weeks were the toughest of my life. Thankfully the March of Dimes is there to help the babies that are born too early!

Joshua ~ 2 pounds, 5 ounces, 14 inches

Jason holding Joshua
Abby Kate ~ 4 pounds, 7 ounces, 18 inches

Jason holding Abby Kate
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4 Responses to Prematurity Awareness Month

  1. -Lane says:

    Hard to believe those big’uns were that itty bitty at one point.

  2. Jason says:

    They were so little. I’m glad I didn’t know much about babies at that point. I would’ve been even more scared about Joshua.


    Maybe we can try to all look into doing a team and do that in the Spring. I think it would be great to be able to do it all together since it’s something that has touched all of us. I know Stacy Besherse knows the ligistics of it all. Makes you soooo… thankful for what they are able to do in the NICU when you have premature babies.

  4. Jason says:

    Amen, Anna. Let’s get with the Besherse’s sometime and put our heads together.

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