Monday, May 12, 2008

As you all know, the March of Dimes is near and dear to my heart. The foundation that I have chosen to work for is amazing, and what we do here at the March of Dimes is as simple as giving every baby a healthy start. I know Grant (born almost 2 months early) benefited from the research of the March of Dimes.

Unfortunately, the word “simple” isn’t so accurate when you talk about prematurity and the health of babies. 1 in 8 babies are born premature in the state of Mississippi. This is significant when thinking of all the health problems that these babies have, the emotional strain of the parents, and the potential loss of a child. The March of Dimes is the champion for all babies. I am asking each of you to help me with my cause. I work for the March of Dimes, but I am also a volunteer. I believe in our mission, and I believe that we can make strides that ensure that one day all babies are born healthy. The March of Dimes originally set out to conquer Polio- and we did… now it’s time to solve this epidemic. Help me in giving every baby a healthy start!

Visit my webpage at: and commit to this amazing mission. Just click “SPONSOR ME” and submit your donation. Any amount will be appreciated. If you need a letter for tax purposes, please let me know. Remember, 75% of what we raise in Mississippi, stays in Mississippi! Please feel free to join my team also and raise money as a “virtual” walker on my team! Just click “JOIN THIS TEAM” and fill out your personal information… and begin your fundraising at no cost to you!

Thank you for your support, and please send my link to all of your family and friends so that they can help with this very important mission!

Melanie New Nixon

Mid Delta March for Babies (May 10) Greenwood, MS

My Mid-Delta March for Babies went well..We raised about $30K and still more to come. I developed some great relationships and can't wait to work with them again next year. Thanks to those who worked so hard. (Cindy Blackburn, Annette Ferguson, Gay Smith, Linda Smith, Kim Everett, Telesa Britt, Annette McDonald, Misti Vaughn, and John Cook)

Look what Grant found!!!

We were getting ready to leave Glen Allen on Mother's Day when we had to stop and see the alligator. This one is actually small compared to ones we have seen over the years. I am glad we got pictures for Grant to see later. His first Gator!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mid-Delta March for Babies

March of Dimes
Mid-Delta March for Babies
Sat. May 10
Greenwood Leflore Hospital
Walk begins at 9:00 am