February 2, 2010

Walk for a cause - March of Dimes

The March Of Dimes was born in the United states from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Their mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Comedian Eddie Cantor coined the phrase March Of Dimes to describe and annual fund raising event held in January by the Foundation. Eddie became one of the promoters for the event. After his death in 1945 President Roosevelt was commemorated with his face on the dime which was first minted in 1946.

The Walk for a cause design above was created by a Zazzle artist who goes by bkang22. About the design she says "I walk for a cause - to save babies. In memory of my grandson all proceeds will be donated to March of Dimes. The footprints are from my grandson who was born at 26 weeks, we hope to help other families to avoid leaving the hospital without their baby as my daughter and son in law did." About her Zazzle store she says "All proceeds will be donated to mesothelioma research in memory of my Uncle (12/31/08) , March of Dimes in memory of my grandson (11/12/97) & Breast Cancer Research in memory of Onelia Barcon 4/12/07."

Please visit bkang22's Store at Zazzle for many more beautiful designs and to help with the charities she supports.


  1. Thank you for posting my design and story! Yes believe it or not I do donate 100% of the proceeds to the charities listed above. There are so many great charities out there but these three touch my heart and family the most.

    Thank you! Have a wonderful day!
    bkang22 - Barbara

  2. You are very welcome Barbara. Thank you for the work you do.

    Yes there are many charities out there. Even if we want to we can't do everything. Still there are also billions of people out there. If each one who is able does what they can then no one in need will be overlooked :).