Walk supports research to end premature birth
Ashley Collins and Tina Prince both gave birth to premature babies. Now their involved in some of the top teams raising money for the March of Dimes' March for Babies next month.Posted — Updated
Ashley Collins and Tina Prince are among the lucky ones. Both gave birth to premature babies - each weighing just 2 pounds, 3 ounces. And both now have happy, healthy daughters. Prince's daughter is 9. Collins' daughter will turn one in just a few days.
Prince and Collins spoke with me the other week about their efforts to raise money for the walk.
Prince has been a part of the credit union's team for years and leads its 65 team captains at locations across the Triangle. The teams each raise money through a variety of efforts from bowling tournaments and bake sales to Easter basket raffles and T-shirts for those who donate.
Most years, the credit union's team is the top company team. And, Prince tells me, "we like to keep the tradition."
This is the first year for Collins, who, a year ago, probably couldn't have imagined that she'd so directly need the services of the March of Dimes.
Nearly a year after her daughter was born, Collins still remembers the March of Dimes family support worker who spent time with her while she was in the hospital. She gave Collins a comfort pack with a journal, a chart converting grams to pounds and other items she'd find essential as little Bea grew stronger in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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