Today, Crystal, Marcus, and I participated in the March of Dimes WalkAmerica fundraiser in New York City. This specific event also occurred in many other cities and towns across the U.S. this weekend. The WalkAmerica walk-a-thon, which covered 6 miles from Lincoln Center, through Central Park, down Lexington Avenue, to 23rd Street, and then back to Lincoln Center, was staged to raise awareness and money to help prevent premature births.
Since Crystal is about 6 months pregnant, we couldn't walk the full distance -- we stopped at Madison Park, near the Flatiron Building -- but our enthusiasm would have carried us the whole 6 miles and beyond. Little Marcus is still too young to walk such a distance (never mind a straight line), so he rolled merrily along in his stroller. He was asleep most of the time, yet he was an active participant nonetheless, since he reminded us of how fortunate we are to have such a healthy and happy little boy.