Sunday, April 27, 2008

March of Dimes March for Babies

Cooper has been raising money all week for the March of Dimes March for Babies. I have to admit some of his motivation was for winning the prize for the person who raised the most money (in Austin's group at work). The prize is a Wii! It's Cooper's big chance. So he sent out emails and went door to door all week and raised nearly $500. Well, he actually did end up winning the Wii - he is so excited! But I want to talk about the March.

First of all, Cooper had a baseball game yesterday at the same time as the March for Babies was happening, so I assumed that he would just turn in his money and forget the 5 mile walk. But he said to me, "Mom, I am going to do the March. What is more important - marching for babies to have safe deliveries or just playing baseball for fun?" I was impressed with this maturity. So we decided to do the March as a family, even though secretly Austin was disappointed that Cooper would miss a game.

We even completed the whole walk. You could stop after 2.5 miles or complete the entire 5. We did the entire 5. It was such a great experience. There were hundreds of people walking together for a great cause. I loved the energy of that large of a group together. Maybe we will make this our first annual March for Babies and do the same thing next year! Thank you to all the people who donated and helped Cooper's dreams come true!


Tricia said...

That is so super cool. Well done Cooper. Congrats on the Wii!

Jen Hales said...

Cooper is such a great kid!

Will and Sandy said...

That is so awesome! Cooper that is great. I am so proud of you and your choice. Next year, hit us up and we will sponsor you.

Bergen Blog said...

Wow he raised amost 5 times as much as I did for your Relay for Life. Fun that the whole family go it on it :)

Jenn-Lee said...

Wow!!! So sweet! Cooper seems to really have a big heart and loves to do nice things for people. He is really good at raising money too!!! geez! Can we hire him when I need a new toy? How about March for JennLee's Anthropologie budget? Or Shandas? :)
Congratulations Cooper on finally getting that darn Wii!!!
We have one and it is a blast!!

Tiffany said...

haha! the determination in that kid is amazing!! Cooper is going places in life! We can't wait to come play his wii with him. :)