Monday, April 1, 2013

We Did It!

There is a bit of unplanned irony to the timing of this campaign, most notably its successful end.  Yesterday was Easter Sunday, and spring is around the corner.  I can't help but think of the budding new life that comes forth during this time of year.  Plants emerge after months of hibernation, peeling back the damp earth.  The sun shines and warms, enabling them to grow into something bigger and more beautiful than the year before.  This campaign, and everything it stands for, fits perfectly with the season.  It wasn't planned that way, but it sure makes sense now.  Here's to the beginning of something great, of new life, of budding ideas, and of movement ever forward toward safer options in birth.  

After 30 days of campaigning, I'm thrilled to announce that we have surpassed our goal to fund a professional website!  Together, we have raised $5,815.00!  This could not have happened without the tremendous support of all our contributors, and those who helped us spread the word about the importance of this project.  

I've said before, but I'll say it again... Every penny raised is a testament to the need for higher standards, safer practices, and better options.  Your support is also a tribute to every life lost or child injured that inspired this project.  We are committed to offering sound information that will enable families to make more fully informed, and ultimately safer choices in birth.  We look forward to getting started on developing the content of this website, seeking input from a variety of sources along the way, and building something new together.  We will be sure to post updates as we move forward in coming months so you can see how things are progressing. 

Our most sincere gratitude to all of you for reading our blog, supporting our campaign, and most importantly for helping us make a difference in the lives of others.  Thank you to the cash donors who aren't listed above, and thank you to the excellent team that put this campaign together and helped it run smoothly.  Your contributions & your voices, each and every one of them, matter.   

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead

1 comment:

  1. That Margaret Mead quote always gives me goose-bumps! Congratulations!
    Karen in SC (aka Karen Herbert)