August 25, 2010
Fandom for Preemies


Preterm birth is a serious problem affecting children across the world. Every year, over 13 million children are born prematurely. Over 1 million of these children will not survive this year. 1 in 10 of those who do will face life-long health complications and risks directly associated with their preterm birth, including serious complications such as cerebral palsy.

The reality is frightening, but thanks to the work of the March of Dimes, it is not hopeless!

During Prematurity Awareness Month this November, the Fandom for Preemies fundraiser will help raise funds to support the March of Dimes (via the March of Dimes Virtual Band) as they work to eliminate preterm birth and infant mortality across the world. The March of Dimes is the world's largest nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. In 2009 alone, they contributed over 20.3 million dollars to eliminate preterm birth, birth defects and infant mortality across the globe. Many of the strides and medical advancements that have been made in combating preterm birth and prolonging the life of infants born too early have been made in thanks to the work and research of the March of Dimes and its global partners.

As the parents, aunts and siblings of premature infants, we would like to do our part to aid in this fight and would like to encourage you to join us.

We are currently seeking fanfiction authors across the fandom to contribute to this cause. Authors may sign up to contribute outtakes, one-shots or original works of fiction between September 1st, 2010 and October 21st, 2010. What is written is entirely up to the author. Our only request is that contributions not include rape, incest or abuse. All contributions must be emailed to fandomforpreemies@gmail.com on or before October 21st, 2010 for inclusion. Authors can sign up to contribute at: http://fandomforpreemies.blogspot.com/p/author-sign-up.html

Donations will be accepted to the Fandom For Preemies virtual band on the March of Dimes website from November 1st through November 30th. Those who donate a minimum of $5 will receive the compilation via email upon receipt of confirmation. The Fandom for Preemies Virtual Band can be found at: http://www.marchofdimes.com/prematurity/b_new.asp?band_id=63402

For more information on the fundraiser, ways to help, and the March of Dimes please see: http://fandomforpreemies.blogspot.com

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to email us: fandomforpreemies@gmail.com

Thank you for helping us make a difference,
Ayden and the FFP Team

1 comments:

  1. Ayden Morgen said...:

    Thanks so much for posting this, love! It's great to see the fandom coming together for such a worthy and important cause!

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