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People Staff
September 21, 2007 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Thalía had a virtual baby shower yesterday with her fans, but the gifts weren’t for the daughter she’s expecting. The Mexican singer instead asked the online attendants to donate to a noble cause.

As a spokesperson for the March of Dimes foundation, organization whose mission is to prevent birth defects, preterm labor and infant mortality, the also actress, 35, requested that all of her admirers donate to this honorable cause. “Nine months of a healthy pregnancy is the best gift you can give your future baby. In giving to the March of Dimes, my fans can help support vital research and programs to help babies and their families,” the artist expressed.

The wife of Tommy Mottola, 58, joined the organization in 2005 with the hopes of educating women about how to maintain a healthy pregnancy and avoid premature births. As part of the campaign I Want My 9 Months, the vocalist encourages women to take action pre-pregnancy by speaking to a doctor about the risks of preterm labor.

The March of Dimes foundation will use donations collected at the virtual baby shower to fund education programs, research, community service and advocacy.

You can make your donations here.

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