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March of Dimes Ambassador Family reaches out

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March 24, 2008

Albany -- The 2008 March of Dimes Ambassador Family for Albany is asking the community to rally to help prevent birth defects.

 Three year old twins Andre and Andrea Wilburn were born pre-maturely, and needed a great deal of medical care. Andrea weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces at birth. Andre was only 1 pound 5 ounces, and had to spend 5 months in the hospital's Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit.

Jeff and Gloria Wilburn adopted the twins despite their health problems, and credit March of Dimes with helping them survive. March of Dimes Ambassador Family Gloria Wilburn said " with the blessing and the faith Andre and Andrea have pulled through and they are here. And I thank March of Dimes for that. And I hope they continue their work and help other families out."

The March of Dimes says more than 120, 000 babies are born with serious birth defects each year.

You can help March of Dimes by giving during their WalkAmerica event. March for Babies will take place April 26th at Riverfront Park.

 You can also give to March of Dimes at the Albany K-Mart, where workers have already raised  $5000 themselves.

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