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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Knox County and Daviess County

Raised to date:
$10,197
Our goal: $34,688
 
Friedman Park
Chestnut Ave , Vincennes, IN 47591
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:00 PM
 
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Registration: 12:00PM  |  Start: 1:00 PM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Friedman Park
Chestnut Ave
Vincennes, IN 47591
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT
2014 Knox County Walk at Vincennes University April 13, 2014 What is March for Babies? March for Babies is the walk that saves babies! As the March of Dimes biggest fund-raiser, March for Babies supports research and programs to help prevent or treat premature birth, birth defects and other threats to babies¡¦ health. Since its beginning in 1970, March for Babies has raised more than $1.8 billion to help give babies a fighting chance. Thanks to you, locally in 2013 we raised more than $40,000! The walk keeps growing thanks to the generosity of the Tri-State! How big is March for Babies? Now in its 43rd year, nationally the March for Babies is expected to draw nearly half a million walkers. Overall, more than 8.5 million men, women and children participated as sponsors, volunteers and walkers in the year 2013. Locally we look for as many as 3500 to walk with us in 2013. What is the March of Dimes? It¡¦s the nonprofit health organization that¡¦s leading the way in the fight against prematurity! Nearly half a million babies are born prematurely every year ¡X and the number is increasing. March of Dimes lifesaving research is seeking causes and treatments for prematurity and birth defects. Log Onto our website at www.marchofdimes.org and learn more about the March of Dimes. Our advocacy efforts in state and federal government are making it possible for more parents to get health coverage and care for their babies and children. And our educational programs are letting women know about the signs of preterm labor and what to do if they have them. With your support, we will reach the day when every baby can be born full term and healthy. How are the funds raised in March for Babies used? The March of Dimes spends 77 percent of the money raised in March for Babies on research and programs that promote the health of babies. By walking and raising money, you help us: „h Support all-important research offering preventions and solutions for babies born too soon or with birth defects „h Fund programs in your community that give moms-to-be the best chance of having a healthy baby „h Provide comfort and information to families with a baby in intensive care „h Advocate for newborn screening, and health insurance for all pregnant women and children March of Dimes Ashley Murray- Community Director amurray@marchofdimes.org (812) 266-6005 600 N Weinbach, Ste 710 Evansville, IN 47711 How can people get involved in March for Babies? Call the local March of Dimes office at 812-266-6005 or log onto the www.marchforbabies.org you will learn about the March of Dimes and its important mission to save babies. Get involved by raising money and 1) walk as individual; 2) walk as part of a team; 3) be invited by family, friends or business associates to participate; or 4) volunteer their time to register walkers, staff checkpoints and offer refreshments. Walkers ask friends, family, business associates and others to sponsor them by making a donation to help the March of Dimes save babies. Family Teams raise money and walk in honor of a baby directly affected by the March of Dimes mission. How do people register for March for Babies? Visit www.marchforbabies.org to join, start a team or donate. You may also call 1-800-923-9255. Or register through your company or organization to participate as a team member. You can start your own team. If you register online, you can use our Online Fund-raising Tool (OFT) to ask everyone you know to sponsor you. It¡¦s quick, easy ¡X and you¡¦ll raise more money. Did You Know¡K? ƒß 632 family teams raised more than $5,000 in 2013. ƒß 2,800 family team walkers raised $1,000 or more. ƒß A family team walker raises $70 more, on average, than other walkers. ƒß The top family team raised more than $82,000 in 2013. How to Raise $300 The average family team walker raises $300. Here are some great examples to show each of your walkers how to accomplish this. „h Start with your own $25 donation $25 „h Ask four friends for $25 $100 „h Ask two family members for $20 $40 „h Ask a grandparent for $25 $25 „h Ask four co-workers for $10 $40 „h Ask three neighbors for $10 $30 „h Ask your doctor for $25 $25 „h Ask a local merchant for $15 $15 Total raised $300
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $10,197 *(As of Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019)

Raised: $10,197

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Jessica Connor
$1,004
2
Michael Arnett
$774
3
Jennifer McKinstry
$282
Top family teams
 
1
Team Taytum 2014
$1,349
2
Individuals-Knox County MFB
$230
3
Three's Company
$165
Top non-family teams
 
1
SODEXO Food
$1,176
2
UnitedHealthcare- Golden Rule Insurance - Lawrence
$522
3
Christian Campus Fellowship
$105
 
*The total amount displayed reflects the amount on the team or personal fundraising progress bar. If the progress bar is not displayed on the team or personal page, the team/person won't be displayed on the leaderboard. Leaderboard totals reflect cash and checks marked "received" on the online sponsor form as well as credit card and PayPal donations. Team captains can enter as cash and mark "received" any money raised through promotions, such as bake sales and casual days and any sponsorship money paid to the March of Dimes, on their team's online form. Record all donations on your online sponsor form before you turn in cash and checks to the March of Dimes!
 

Our ambassador

 

 

The Connor Family

Here is our story: I was admitted to the hospital on bed rest December 2, 2012, at 23 weeks 3 days. The reason for admission was that my cervix started to shorten. The doctor diagnosed me with an incompetent cervix, and with Taytum we did have a cerclage placed at 14 weeks. The thought was I would probably have Taytum any day because of my previous history of losing our twins, Hope and Kennedy, at 20 weeks and two years later we lost Chloe at 21 weeks. They administered the first round of steroid shots at 23 weeks 5 days. We marked off the days as they went by and we made it to 27 weeks 1 day when my water broke. They began a round of antibiotics to decrease the likelihood of infection and I was also given magnesium to prevent contractions. I got a second round of the steroid shot at 27 weeks 5 days. Taytum continued to hang in there but started having some drops in heart rate. At 29 weeks 2 days I started having contractions, so they gave me another round of magnesium. I was placed on a 24 hour monitoring belt to track Taytum’s heart rate. The night before she was born the heart rate drops were getting closer together. Dr. Melton decided that it was time to do an emergency C-section When Taytum was born we heard her cry and Jono and I were so relieved because we knew that meant she was breathing on her own. She held her own for a couple hours after birth, but she started to tire out. That is when she went on the vent. Days went by and things got better. She eventually was placed on CPAP and then to nasal cannula. She did have an IVH Grade II that dissolved on its own by the time we were discharged from the NICU. We were there for 10 weeks and were actually discharged on Taytum’s due date. We know that without the research supported by March of Dimes it is a strong possibility that we would again be mourning the loss of another baby. Being an ambassador family is something we want to do to help raise money for continued research to make it possible for women like me to one day be able to carry a baby full term.


Rewards

 
$200
- March for Babies T-Shirt
$350
- $15 Macy's or Kmart Gift Card & T-Shirt
$500
- $25 Macy's or Kmart Gift Card & T-Shirt
$1,000
- $50 Macy's or Kmart Gift Card & T-Shirt
$2,500
- $125 Macy's or Kmart Gift Card & T-Shirt
$5,000
- $250 Macy's or Kmart Gift Card & T-Shirt
$10,000
- $500 Macy's or Kmart Gift Card & T-Shirt
$20,000
- $600 Macy's or Kmart Gift Card & T-Shirt
 

 

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