Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Cedar Rapids

Raised to date:
$162,678
Our goal: $200,000
 
Rockwell Collins Headquarters
400 Collins Road NE , Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 9:00 AM
 
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 2.5 miles
Rockwell Collins Headquarters
400 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
 
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We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!
 
Registration and Check-in will be held at the Rockwell Collins Recreation Center in the High Court. Parking located in lot Northeast of Rec Center building.
 

Event progress* *(As of Monday, May 30, 2016)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
Raining Rose
$2,557
2
TrueNorth Companies
$1,859
3
GreatAmerica Financial
$1,165
Top family teams
 
1
Ian and McKenna's Team
$12,303
2
Team Swish
$6,265
3
To the "Max"
$2,309
Top fundraisers
 
1
Carey Fox
$6,195
2
Suzanne & Dale Felton
$4,099
3
JJ Breen
$3,317
 
*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

 
 
 

Meet the Steele Family

 
In 2012, we were overwhelmed with joy to learn that we were expecting. We weren’t anticipating anything other than a healthy pregnancy, and the safe arrival of our baby boy. At 27 weeks into the pregnancy, Gena’s water broke without warning, and she was placed on hospital bedrest for the next 4 weeks. We were grateful for every day that we gained with him in utero, and for the two steroid shots that she received to help develop our baby’s lungs. On July 28th, at 31 weeks, our son Swisher was born. At 9 weeks premature, he weighed only 4 lbs, 1 oz, and was just 16 1/2 inches long. After just a quick glance, he was whisked off to the NICU. Watching Gena being rolled into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that first time from a hospital bed was surreal. The constant beeping and activity was overwhelming as we saw Swisher for the first time. He had more wires and tubes than we had ever seen on an adult, let alone a baby. Those 33 days in the NICU were some of the longest days of our lives as Swish battled respiratory distress, feeding issues, jaundice, and temperature control. On August 30th, 2012, weighing just over 5 lbs, we brought Swisher home– wire and tube free! Swisher is now 3 and a half, and is doing beautifully. We are incredibly grateful to the March of Dimes for all their research on prenatal care, surfactant therapy, steroid treatment and NICU best practices. Without their work, our story could have had a very different ending. We are excited to be serving as the 2016 Cedar Rapids March for Babies Ambassador Family, and to be giving back to a foundation that has given us so much. Sharing our story will help bring awareness to the importance of the March of Dimes and their mission, while also raising essential funds to support their life-saving research. Shawn, Gena, and Swisher Steele

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

Kmart logo Famous Footwear logo Macy's logo Cigna logo United Airlines logo Mission Pharmacal logo

Thank you to our local sponsors

Signature
Raining Rose
Platinum
Rockwell Collins
Bronze
Unitedhealth care
Media
KDAT
KHAK
Other supporters
TrueNorth Companies