Saturday, January 1, 2011

March for Babies Auction

Are you a business owner? Would you like to advertise your business while supporting a great cause? Please consider donating an item to my auction as I fund raise for Team Aidan and March for Babies!

Marching for Aidan in 2010

On April 30th, 2011 I will be marching in honor and memory of Aidan Christopher (keep reading to learn more about Aidan).  Last year Team Aidan raised over $4,000 for March of Dimes and the goal to prevent premature birth and infant mortality!  My fund raising goal is $200 and in an effort to achieve this I would like to host an auction  on this blog beginning on February 1, 2011 and ending on February 9, 2011.
How it will work:
1.  Make an item to donate to the Team Aidan Auction.  Gift vouchers would be gladly accepted as well! You will not receive any payment for your donation. All auction proceeds will be donated directly to Team Aidan and March for Babies.
2.  Email a picture of the item, the item's description, suggested retail value for the item, and your contact information to By submitting an email you accept that you will receive no payment for the items you are donating and that you give me permission to use the images you've provided.You also agree to be responsible for shipping your item to the highest bidder.The deadline for submitting photos of your items is Sunday January 30, 2011.
3.  Once I receive the information on the item you donate, I will post about your participation on my facebook page and your business will be advertised in the newsfeed of my fans. Currently, I have about 1,100 fans so think about how many potential new fans you may get by participating in this auction! 
4.  I will create a blog post dedicated entirely to the auctions.  Fans will have a chance to see all the items for auction and can participate by emailing their 'silent bids' to me.  The auction will run from 1 February- 9 February.  The highest bidder will win the item and I will pass along your contact information to them.  The payment for the item will be sent directly to me via paypal and I will then donate all proceeds from the auction in one lump sum to March for Babies and Team Aidan. You will be responsible for shipping the item to the highest bidder.

I would like to have at least ten items for the auction or I'm not sure it will be worth while.  Thank you so much for taking the time to consider making a donation to the auction. You have no idea how much it means to me and to Team Aidan!  Read Aidan's story below.

On February 1st, 2010 my friend Maggie went in for her routine 28 week appointment where she was informed that her son, Aidan Christopher, was measuring two and a half weeks behind. After further testing the doctors discovered that there was a problem with the umbilical cord and that Aidan was in distress due to the cord being wrapped around his neck.
Aidan Christopher was born at 4:44 PM via emergency c-section. He fought hard for 8 days but very sadly he suffered from a brain injury that was too much to survive. He went to Heaven on 9 February 2010 and is survived by his grieving family, friends and his dog Snoopy. 
Maggie and Chris promised Aidan that they would do everything they could to help other premature babies. I'm joining their cause and walking in honor and memory of Aidan on April 30 in Seattle, WA.

"Goodnight stars Goodnight air Goodnight noises everywhere." Goodnight Aidan. Forever in our hearts.
Feb1st 4:44pm-Feb 9th 3:05pm
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.


Allison Irons Etsy
Candy Couture
Bumble Britches
Lexi Rain Jewelry & Paracord
Household 6 Creations 
Amanda Lloyd Photography 
Magic Carpet Bag Etsy
Hero on my Wrist
Under_Construction Survival Bracelets
Jennifer's Jewels
Philopolis Designs

*The auction is in no way associated or sponsored by Facebook nor will Facebook have anything to do with the outcome/highest bidders.*


  1. What a great idea! I would love to contribute!

  2. Next year please contact me as I myself had a 26 week 3 day preemie :S Charlotte was born at 1lb 10ozs we are one of the lucky ones as she is now my 3 year old purse diva. Would love to help any way I can - Adele Beaulieu (You have my details form order)