Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


Alachua County

Raised to date:
Our goal: $500,000
Westwood Middle School
3215 NW 15th Ave , Gainesville, FL 32605
Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017 8:50 AM
Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 8:50 AM
Walk distance: 6 miles
Westwood Middle School
3215 NW 15th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32605
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Lots of exciting changes along the route for 2017 Alachua March for Babies! Themed Mission Stations along the Route and at the Festival Site HOPE, REMEMBER, and CELEBRATE! Hope you JOIN us for this great event! www.marchforbabies.org/alachua Don’t forget to register your kids for our new Superhero Sprint, a kids fun run that will take place at 8:45 am, just before we kickoff the walk on April 1st. Give them the chance to show off their superpowers by registering online and securing their place in our race! Visit https://www.marchforbabies.org/team/SuperheroAlachua today to complete your registration. Our fun run which is open to ALL kids up to 10 years old, and for a donation of $20 per child or $25 per family, Superhero Sprint participants will also receive a purple March of Dimes cape while supplies last. Follow the link and click the "Donate" button to register. Do Not click "Join the Team" or we will not receive your registration. You must fill out the attached consent form for each child running in the Sprint, and you can email it to ahochberger@marchofdimes.org.
Join us on Saturday, April 1st at the Westwood Middle School Athletic Field on NW 34th St in Gainesville. NOTE: Changes to route-approximately 6 mile event. Registration will be at 8:00 a.m. and Kick-off at 8:50 for runners, and 9:00 a.m. for all other participants. Bank Day is Wedneday, March 29, 2017 at Ameris Bank - Hunter's Crossing - 5010 NW 43rd Street 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. For more information about the walk, please contact Luana Huffman, Senior Development Manager at lhuffman@marchofdimes.org or 352-378-9522.

Event progress* *(As of Friday, May 26, 2017)

Top non-family teams
Chain Reaction Alachua County
UF Health Women's Center
CAMPUS USA Credit Union Gainesville
Top family teams
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Tyler's Tigers
Team Sleeper
Top fundraisers
Shirley Baker
Tyler Zenko
Sydney Jimenez
*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


2017 National Ambassador Ismael Torres Castrodad

Isamari Castrodad had a healthy pregnancy until she was hospitalized for a low level of amniotic fluid. Luckily she learned about premature birth from the March of Dimes and asked questions — because after she was anxious enough to get her fluid levels checked again, her son, Ismael, was born by emergency c-section 5 weeks early. Six days after discharge, he developed jaundice and RSV (a serious lung infection) and was treated in the hospital. He had to be rehospitalized with pneumonia and asthma, but today, Ismael is a charming, healthy 14-year-old from Puerto Rico who plays soccer and loves to sing. He and his family will travel around the country to raise awareness of premature birth and encourage moms to confidently ask questions about their health.


- Early Bird! $50 online by 2/28/17
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
- March of Dimes tumbler or carry all tote + event t-shirt
- March of Dimes cooler or hooded t-shirt + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + 1/4 zip pullover OR polo + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + backpack OR rain jacket + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + sports chair OR jacket + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + rolling suitcase OR wagon + event t-shirt
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Thank you to our national sponsors

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Thank you to our local sponsors

UF Health
Campus USA
Gator Dominos
North Florida Regional Medical Center
D&C Foods
Dr. Edwin Johary
Davis Gainesville Automotive Group
Gainesville Regional Airport
Florida Credit Union
FrontStreet Commercial Real Estate
Oelrich Construction
Sheridan Children
FOX 51 Gainesville
CBS 4 News Gainesville
Kiss 105 FM
Gainesville Sun NP