Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Lakefront March for Babies

Raised to date:
$1,021,327
Our goal: $1,100,000
 
Park at Wrigley
3637 N Clark St. , Chicago, IL 60613
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:00 AM
 
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Registration: 8:55AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 0 miles
Park at Wrigley
3637 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
 
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Our 2017 Lakefront March for Babies make-up celebration is here, and we couldn't be more excited to invite you to the new Park at Wrigley! Join us for a beautiful day honoring and celebrating our families and volunteers who care for the March of Dimes mission. We will be collecting donations and giving out the March for Babies t-shirt, registration is not required. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you there! This will not be a 5K walk event but rather a fun family day out. Festival features you don't want to miss: • Dunkin' Donuts Dash: A fun run for all kids up to 10 years old. • FunZone sponsored by Advocate Children's Hospital. • Baby Comfort gift sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition. • "Why I Walk" Tribute Wall sponsored by Wintrust. • Ambassador Avenue and Memory Mile featuring local family stories sponsored by Kolcraft. Free parking is available on a first-come, first served basis at the Toyota Camry Lot-1126 W. Grace Street, Chicago, IL. A password will be required and will be sent by email. The lot is one block away from the Park at Wrigley. We can't wait to see you on Sunday, June 25! Thanks so much, March for Babies Chicago Team
 

Event progress* *(As of Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
PwC Chicago
$37,805
2
KPMG LLP - Chicago
$36,998
3
TCF Bicycle Ride
$29,821
Top family teams
 
1
Team Kernan
$104,544
2
Hugh's Heros
$29,297
3
Emma's Little Helpers
$22,400
Top fundraisers
 
1
Pat Kernan
$68,105
2
Craig Close
$29,215
3
Kelly Pernick
$24,298
 
*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 Lakefront Ambassador Kye Martin and Family

 
Kye Martin, morning traffic anchor and news reporter on NBC 5 Chicago, is all too familiar with the complications of premature birth. Her twin sons, Bodie and Tanner, were born nearly one month before their due date. While Bodie was healthy enough to go home after a couple days in the hospital, his brother Tanner struggled to overcome his premature birth. Tanner spent two weeks in intensive care, fighting to gain weight, before he could finally join his brother at home. Thanks to research and treatments funded by March of Dimes, Bodie and Tanner are now healthy 5-year-olds powering through preschool. Kye and her husband Brandon will lead this year’s Lakefront March for Babies as the 2017 Ambassador Family to help give every baby a fighting chance.

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

Kmart logo Famous Footwear logo Macy's logo Cigna logo HCA Healthcare logo Publix logo

Thank you to our local sponsors

Gold
Kolcraft
Advocate Children
Wintrust
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Dunkin Donuts
Bronze
Rush UniversityMedical Center
PwC
KPMG
Carson
Bob
NBC 5 Telemundo Chicago
MommyNearest