This fall, Fandom for Preemies will once again support the March of Dimes as the organization fights to end preterm birth and infant death across the globe. Each year, 13 million children are born too soon, and 1 million of them will not survive their first year. One in four will suffer serious life-long medical complications that jeopardize their chance for a normal childhood.
From October 1st to November 20th, fanfiction and original fiction authors, as well as graphic artists, can sign on to help support the cause by writing a story, donating a raffle item, or volunteering to make a banner for authors. The sign-up link is: http://fandomforpreemies.
blogspot.com/p/sign-up.html. Remember, we don't turn anyway away so long as submissions meet basic requirements which can be found on the Guidelines page of the website.
Anyone who donates a minimum of $5 to the March of Dimes through November 30th and forwards their receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org will receive a compilation of stories, as well as be entered into random giveaways of raffle items, such as autographed books, etc. Donations can be made to the Fandom for Preemies virtual band on the March of Dimes website here: http://www.marchofdimes.com/
prematurity/b_new.asp?band_id= 63402, or via any other donation method to the March of Dimes (http://marchofdimes.com).