Colorado Springs, CO, September 15, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- November is National Preemie Awareness Month and Anna's (www.annaspreemie.com), award winning preemie clothing manufacturer, has joined forces with the Colorado Springs chapter of the Ronald McDonald House and Memorial Hospital to help raise awareness of the staggering number of premature infant births.
Each day 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely. While research is aggressively ongoing, the causes of premature delivery cannot be specifically pinpointed. The little known fact of prematurity is that it has no bias. Prematurity transcends the bonds of race, socioeconomics, and health. Simply put, prematurity is an Equal Opportunity issue, leaving vulnerable children and confused caregivers in its wake.
ANNA’S, in collaboration with the Ronald McDonald House and Memorial Hospital, is bringing awareness to Colorado Springs through the First Annual McCharity Drive. The Drive focuses on collecting crafted items such booties, mitts, hats, and blankets from multiple sources in the community. Donations of items exclusively for the premature infant, such as bottles and diapers are also being requested. Items will be wrapped into gift packages and donated to the Ronald McDonald House and Memorial Hospital for needy families that have had a premature baby.
Donations are being accepted through October 25, 2006. The following locations are accepting donations:
Donations can be mailed to the corporate office at 3707 F East Cheyenne Mt. Blvd. #289, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Ronald McDonald House 311 N. Logan Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
Safeway 2890 N Powers Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO
Safeway 3335 N Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO
Safeway 6925 Mesa Ridge Pkwy., Colorado Springs, CO
The presentation will be held November 14, 2006 at the Ronald McDonald House located at 311 N. Logan Ave, Colorado Springs, CO at 6:00 PM (MST).
Hailed as the hottest new infant clothing manufacturer and recipient of the coveted iParenting Award, ANNA’S has done what no clothier has ever done: shown compassion for preemies. ANNA’S not only provides clothing and accessories specifically for the 3-6 pound infant, but also educates the public about the plight of preemies, the lasting effects of prematurity, and the simple ways that preemies can be more comfortable during the first crucial months. For more information on the McCharity Drive please contact ANNA’S at (719) 244-7000, e-mail email@example.com, or visit their web site at www.annaspreemie.com.
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