Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Greater Hartford

Raised to date:
$414,809
Our goal: $695,000
 
Rentschler Field
615 Silver Lane , East Hartford, CT 06118
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2016 10:00 AM
 
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2016
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Rentschler Field
615 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118
 
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Want to help babies be born strong and healthy? Then register today to March for Babies, presented by Cigna, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Sunday, May 1. More than 5,000 people will gather to celebrate, honor and remember the precious babies and children in their lives. It’s the largest March for Babies event in the state with lots of food, activities for the kids and much more. Don’t miss it – register today!
 
Rentschler Field is located off of Interstate 84 at Exit 58, Roberts Street/Silver Lane in East Hartford.
 

Event progress* *(As of Friday, May 6, 2016)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
Cigna - Information Technology
$17,141
2
Ernst & Young Health-Hartford
$12,092
3
Aetna - Hartford
$9,349
Top family teams
 
1
Tough Little Tykes
$18,264
2
Team Evan Spencer
$15,290
3
Dominic's Dominators
$14,876
Top fundraisers
 
1
Laura & Adam Kahn
$14,846
2
Megan Spencer
$11,680
3
Eric & Kiera Kennedy
$9,575
 
*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

 
 
 

2016 Hartford Ambassador family The Vassilious

 
In January 2012, Susan and Nik Vassiliou were looking forward to the birth of their baby, and at 19 weeks went to their doctor for what they thought would be a routine checkup and ultrasound. Instead, further testing revealed that their daughter had Turner Syndrome. Just days after the initial diagnosis, Eleni was delivered stillborn at Middlesex Hospital. After their tragic loss, Susan, looking for support and comfort, found the March of Dimes. They also learned about the March for Babies and decided to form a team in memory of Eleni. “We found a way to memorialize our daughter. We don't have a birthday for her, so for us, the March for Babies event is her birthday - a day when we can remember and have a whole day dedicated just to her,” said Susan. “I am so happy that our two sons will always be able to celebrate their sister, who they wouldn't know as well without the March. I also hope to be a positive influence to women, so that they do not have feel ashamed of their loss, whether it be a miscarriage or a stillbirth,” continued Susan. “I hope to show them that their loss is important in their lives and that they do not have to hide it or keep it a secret.”

Incentives

 
$50
- Early Bird! $50 online by 2/29/16
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- Tank top or cap+event t-shirt
$500
- Long sleeve t-shirt or tote+event t-shirt
$1,000
- Polo+$25 Macy's/Kmart gift card
$2,500
- Polo+$75 Macy's/Kmart gift card+Disney trip entry
$5,000
- Polo+$150 Macy's/Kmart gift card+Disney trip entry
$10,000
- Polo+$250 Macy's/Kmart gift card+Disney trip entry
 
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Thank you to our national sponsors

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Thank you to our local sponsors

Signature
Cigna
Media
NBC Connecticut-Comcast
I Heart Radio
Lamar
Connecticut Parent Magazine