Anna Meyer to Serve as 2006 March of Dimes Ambassador

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 4:19pm
By: The Citizen

Weighing only 3 lbs. 10 oz. at birth, no one knew if Anna would survive. She did, fighting every step of the way, and just celebrated her first birthday. Parents Lance and Amy know the important role that March of Dimes research and advocacy played in helping Anna get this far, so they are grateful for the chance to serve as the 2006 Fayette Ambassador Family. They recently shared their story to help the March of Dimes raise money to fight premature birth and its consequences at the 2006 Fayette Walk America Kickoff Luncheon at the Aberdeen Woods Conference Center.

Anna is one of nearly half a million babies born each year before they’re due. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many serious health problems. In Georgia, 342 babies are born too soon each week.

“We’ve learned first hand what premature babies and their families need,” said Amy. “They need hope, love and you. You help by joining WalkAmerica to raise funds for research that will find the answers to why premature birth happens and what can be done about it,” she explained.

In Fayette County, WalkAmerica will take place on Sat., April 22, at Shaerag Knoll. For more information or to register for WalkAmerica visit or call 404-350-9800.

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at or its Spanish Web site at

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