Monday, June 21, 2010


(Note: the following is from the Spina Bifida Association web site... Click here to go to the SBAA page (will open a new window).)

A campaign to raise awareness and much needed funding for Spina Bifida research, care, education and prevention.
In addition, you could win cash prizes totaling up to $1,000 by becoming a Team Captain

Want to Get Involved?

If you are on Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter, sign up to become friends with SBA. (Facebook and MySpace search word: Spina Bifida Association) (Twitter search word: spinabifidaassn). By supporting4b4the4th, you will recieve updates about Spina Bifida, and SBA's various programs. Make your donation of $4, $14, $40, $400, or more before the 4th of July (Get it? Four before the 4th!). Then ask 4, 14, 40 or 400 friends to do the same.

What Will Your $4 Provide?

  • If you get 4 people to each donate $4, you will provide enough folic acid for one year to reduce the risk of one woman having a child born with Spina Bifida.
  • If you get 14 people to each donate $4, at least 14 people affected by Spina Bifida will receive vital information and referrals through SBA’s National Resource Center.
  • If you get 40 people to each donate $4, a child with Spina Bifida can spend one day at KIDS!Camp…a magical place that allows kids with Spina Bifida to just be kids.
  • If you get 400 people to each donate $4, we can continue vital research for the 166,000 Americans living with Spina Bifida.

Not on a Social Networking Site?

You can still participate in 4b4the4th – write an email to send to your address book letting friends and family know about the campaign and the reasons you support SBA.
As the summer temperatures rise, so will 4b4the4th weekly tracking thermometer so make sure you watch it climb at
Don’t forget to encourage everyone to send a notice to 4 friends and ask them to send it to 4, 14, 40 or 400 friends. Contribute $4, $14, $40, $400 or more by the 4th of July.
This campaign is not only viral... it’s VITAL


Gretchen said...

Am I the only one that wishes they would spend some more $$ on bettering the quality of life of those WITH SB and a little less on the prevention stuff that isn't even proven to work???

Just asking..... :)

HennHouse said...

Nope, you're not alone... all the talk about "prevention" makes me feel like I did something wrong and I go through all the guilt. But I think there is a big need for education for women who may not know about prevention... And in our case, our local SB organization has given us a scholarship to attend the national conference that covers almost half of the cost for our family to attend. I think the money being spent on quality of life is a more local thing. The SBAA is a national organization and also a lobbying group. But I hear you. I would love to hear how 4b4the4th is going to help those individuals and families living with Spina Bifida as well as aid in the prevention.