Bikers for Babies
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:32:45 GMT —
A fundraiser called Biking for Babies for the March of Dimes was held in Toledo this morning.
Denise Greenblatt, a March of Dimes Board Member, commented about the event.
"This event is all about raising money for the March of Dimes, which assists for preventing premature births, infant mortality as well as birth defects."
Jodi and Brian Cammerow, from Oregon, Ohio, shared a success story of their own four year old daughter, Jordan, who was born six weeks premature.
Since Jordan was born so early, she was born with a rare genetic disorder called Jejunal Atresia, where her intestines were not connected to her stomach.
Jodi said, "It took 96 days to stay in the hospital with her in the intensive care unit, to get her intestines functioning. Now she is healthy four year old, running and playing and having a good time."
Greenblatt concludes, "this event keeps getting bigger and bigger every year and more and more people are coming out bringing, their kids their bikes, it is a great, fun event."
A total of $20,000 is expected to be raised from this event.