Get my wife out of jail!

My wife has been nominated to be a participant in this years March of Dimes “Jail & Bail” fundraiser.  The premise is that she’s going to be put in “jail” unless she raises $1000 before September 12, 2007.  She’s had some luck with relatives and friends but is still well short of the $1000 that she needs to “post bail.”  Do you think you could help out?

If you can, please visit her March of Dimes donation page and make a donation.

I’m actually a little surprised by how “with it” the March of Dimes is.  They have online donation pages for their local fundraisers which is pretty abnormal.  At least up here in the northern plains.  They also accept not only credit cards and checks, but PayPal as well.  I wonder if they did any metrics on whether their donations increased when they started accepting PayPal?

You’ll have to check with your tax resource, but I believe that any donation is also tax deductable.

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  1. Actually, I figured you would be making a counter offer to keep her in jail. Or at least I did, though I don’t see an option yet for that… 😛

  2. March of Dimes Team Youth says

    Dear March of Dimes supporter,

    Your help is needed!

    You may have heard the news …WalkAmerica is now called March for Babies. Our new name makes it very clear who we’re walking for ― all babies.

    Now we need your help in getting the word out. Whether it’s in a blog, an email to friends or by putting this badge on your website … every mention of our new name helps.

    Visit our Web site at for our new logo and other materials to help us spread the word.

    While our event name is different, our mission remains the same. March of Dimes is still the champion for babies – raising funds needed for research and programs that make a difference in the lives of babies and their families.

    We appreciate your ongoing support. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at if you have any questions about our new name or our event.

    One day all babies will be born healthy, but we have to walk to get there.

    Thank you,
    March for Babies Team

    March of Dimes Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains, NY 10605