Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Alachua County

Raised to date:
$149,500
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
 
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, Mar 24, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
Chain Reaction Alachua County
$28,186
2
D. E. Scorpio Corporation
$4,542
3
UF Health Women's Center
$3,905
Top family teams
 
1
The Fabulous Baker Boys
$4,556
2
Tyler's Tigers
$3,539
3
Team Sleeper
$1,478
Top fundraisers
 
1
Shirley Baker
$4,556
2
Sydney Jimenez
$3,908
3
Tyler Zenko
$3,208
 
*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.

Incentives

 
$50
- Early Bird! $50 online by 2/28/17
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March of Dimes tumbler or carry all tote + event t-shirt
$500
- March of Dimes cooler or hooded t-shirt + event t-shirt
$1,000
- Champion for Babies hat + 1/4 zip pullover OR polo + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies hat + backpack OR rain jacket + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies hat + sports chair OR jacket + event t-shirt
$10,000
- 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

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