5k · grief · grieving loss of child · March of Dimes · memories · remembering · stillbirth · stillborn · tribute

Running for Hudson

the day John, myself, family and friends wore stickers in memory of little Hudson. Each year Savannah has a “kick-off” inolving a 5k (called the Shamrock Run) to their annual St. Patrick’s Day events. The money raised in this annual event is given to the March of Dimes. We could not think of a better reason to pay to run (and run while badly out of shape!!) than running for all the little babies that need our help to have a chance in life. Even though Hudson’s case was not something that money from the March of Dimes would have supported (since we lost his heartbeat and there were no scientific reasons or “defects”) we still wanted Hudson to be the reason we ran. I created stickers with Hudson’s feet prints on them along with his name and date of birth – they were perfect! My sister and I ran in this 5k last year but it was nice to more of a meaning to run this year. Its funny – I have always donated to the March of Dimes, but now I feel more of a connection to the program and want to do everything I can to help out the charity.
For those of you that do not know about the March of Dimes here is a brief summary of what they do. Their mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing defects, premmature birth, and infant mortality. They do this through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies lives. For more information please visit their website and maybe you will want to help out in giving more babies a chance at life – http://marchofdimes.com/

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