Why I am a huge supporter of March of Dimes and a Jillian Michaels March of Dimes T-Shirt Giveaway (2)! #TeamKmart

**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.**

When my friend’s daughter was born premature we all held our breath. The birth of a child is always a joyous occasion, but we knew that premature birth can sometimes come with complications, so we were on edge waiting to see how the health of her baby would be. It was surprising to learn at the time that the US has one of the highest premature birth rates among developed countries, a statistic I would not have expected. Premature babies risk serious health problems including lifelong disabilities, and sadly some babies born prematurely don’t make it at all. In fact, according to the March of Dimes, it is the number one cause of death of newborns in this country.10410199_10152516183514356_5640537030977654864_n

My girlfriend was one of the lucky ones, with her baby growing to full health without life long complications. The experience connected us to the March of Dimes campaign and raised our awareness about the amazing work and research they do  for maternal and child health. We have all heard of the famous March of Dimes walk, and a friend of mine now works with March of Dimes and is organizing the walk in my area. I will hopefully be taking part in it this year for the first time. It means so much to me on so many levels, as a mom, as a friend, and as a caring community member, that we will be raising important funds to support the March of Dimes, and in turn mothers and babies.

Another great way to contribute along with taking part in the March of Dimes walk, is through Kmart. Kmart is the largest corporate fundraiser for the March of Dimes, and will be kicking off the 2015 campaign with fitness guru Jillian Michaels.Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 11.54.49 AM

It turns out that Kmart has been supporting the March of Dimes for over 3o years! Their involvement has raised more than $125 million over that time period to help save the lives of newborns. Their contributions help to fund important research into the causes behind premature births and treatments for babies born early with complications.

There are three ways you can give to the March of Dimes through Kmart through June 20th by donation online through Kmart.com/marchofdimes, by purchasing Kmart’s collectible puppy figurine where $1 will go to March of Dimes, or contributing in any Kmart store when you check out.By doing so you will be rewarded with a five percent back in points on your next qualifying in-store or online merchandise purchase.Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 11.54.07 AM

The March of Dimes has become an incredible resource on healthy pregnancy and delivery information, and a reliable resource for moms to get help with healthcare coverage, substance abuse issues, pre-natal care and screening and vaccines for newborns. I am proud to be doing my part by joining the March of Dimes in supporting mothers and babies when they need it most. As my friend and I watch all of our children grow up healthy, we wish the same for all mothers and babies. Supporting the March of Dimes reminds us of how fortunate we are, and helps us to feel that we are doing our part to support research and programs for other mothers down the road and their safe births and healthy babies.

Giveaway: 2 winners will receive  one (1) of two (2) exclusively designed Jillian Michaels/ March of Dimes t-shirts! Yes two winners. To see more, click the rafflecopter below. The only mandatory entry is to visit the Kmart’s / March of Dimes website  and tell me what you learned. Please put all comments in comment section proceeding this post. US only. Good luck!
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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I love the March of Dimes. They are such an amazing organization and I absolutely support them.

  2. janetfaye says

    I learned March Of Dimes helps moms take charge of their health, and supports families when something goes wrong.

  3. says

    I didn’t know too much about March of Dimes. They sound like a great organization and I’ll be on the lookout for more events that they host!

  4. says

    MOD is truly wonderful. I don’t know too much about them but what I do know is all the good and help they provide. I am in awe. They are truly amazing.

  5. Rebecca Swenor says

    March of Dimes has helped so many people through the years and is a great organization to donate too. Giving to March of Dimes is something we do every year. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. michele d says

    March of Dimes is one of my favorite organizations. They truly are helpful with bring awareness.

  7. says

    March of Dimes is such an amazing organization. I’m so glad that preemies and their families have such a great group to support them.

  8. Cynthia says

    I’ve been a supporter of March of dimes for years. I never knew Kmart was a top supporter.

  9. Bonnie @ wemake7 says

    The March of Dimes is a great organization. What a great giveaway. That’s so cool that Jillian Michaels is part of this too.

  10. Rosey says

    The March of Dimes really is an amazing organization that deserves support. Big kudos to Jillian Michaels too. I’m sure her presence adds a lot to the campaign!

  11. Shabby Chic Boho says

    I’ve never heard this charity sounds like a good cause and I really love to look at a charity like this.

  12. sandra davis says

    I learned because of Kmart’s support, more women will get the prenatal care they need, and 92,000 families of babies in newborn intensive care all across the country will be offered comfort and guidance

  13. angela saver says

    My favorite thing is that if you donate by June 20, 2015 that 100% of your donation at Kmart will go to benefit the March of Dimes!

  14. Jalisa Brown says

    My favorite thing is the puppy ornament and I love how there is a minimum donation of $30,000.

  15. Sandra Watts says

    I really like that Kmart is the March of Dimes top partner for the health of moms and babies. Makes me more likely to shop for them.

  16. says

    Our firemen, in Charleston, SC, are on every intersection, with their fire boots, collecting money, for the March of Dimes. We give money at everyone we come to. I have taught my kids, and grand kids to do the same. Sometimes, we ride around as a family and the little ones, love the fire trucks, and the older girls, well, they like the firemen.


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