For the last 3 years Joy has worked very hard to raise money for the March of Dimes, with her twins joining her to create TEAM JARBOES for the last 2.
The first year Joy raised $200, The second she raised $200 and the twins raised about $138. This put them in 4th place over all for highest amount raised by a new team.
This is their 3rd year so they want to raise their goal of $1000, but Joy needs to raise at least $200 herself.
Even a donation of only $5 will help them reach their goal. You can donate online:
They also have 2 events coming up. The first is Sat March 14th, it's a yard/bake sale. On March 28th there will be a flea market booth. All money goes towards the girls pages. If you are located on or around Dyess AFB check them out and make a donation!
Here is some info about the March of Dimes:
The March of Dimes uses your money wisely: 77% of every dollar supports research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And your funds are used to bring comfort and information to families whose baby was born too soon, or sick.
Ways the March of Dimes has already helped
- When a baby is born too soon, even by just a few weeks, the brain and other organs haven’t had time to fully develop. Our researchers are working on ways to prevent prematurity so that all babies get their important nine months.
- Premature birth and certain birth defects can lead to blindness. Scientists are studying the genetic causes of prematurity and developing treatments to cure vision defects like retinitis pigmentosa.
- Every year, more than 6,800 babies are born with an oral cleft. Our researchers identified a gene responsible for the condition and are working on preventions.
- Fewer babies are born with neural tube birth defects like spina bifida as a result of March of Dimes folic acid education and fortification campaigns.
- Heart defects affect 1 in every 100 babies and take more lives than any other birth defect. Our advances in diagnosis and surgical treatment mean better survival rates for the tiniest heart patients.
- Surfactant and nitric oxide therapies now save the lives of tens of thousands of babies suffering from respiratory distress syndrome after they were born too soon.
- Thanks to our volunteer advocacy efforts, most states now screen babies for 21 or more serious but treatable conditions. A tiny drop of blood from a newborn’s heel could save a life.