Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Tulsa

Raised to date:
$108,850
Our goal: $125,000
 
ORU Campus
7777 S. Lewis Ave. , Tulsa, OK 74171
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
ORU Campus
7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171
 
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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!
 
77th and Lewis
 

Event progress* *(As of Saturday, Jul 22, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
AT&T Young-Tulsa
$3,002
2
MOD Squad-TUL
$1,513
3
Team Hillcrest - Tulsa
$1,172
Top family teams
 
1
Miles for Myles Gridley
$30,396
2
Team Kennadi Violet
$3,138
3
Team Ella Marie
$1,768
Top fundraisers
 
1
Lanny Gridley
$17,650
2
Jenny Gridley
$2,878
3
AnnLee Sky Collier
$2,437
 
*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 Tulsa Ambassador Bennett Giardino

 
Tony and Renée Giardino were thrilled to learn that they were pregnant with their little rainbow baby. They had lost two babies previously, but so far this pregnancy was going smoothly and baby boy was growing well. On May 8th, at 24 weeks, Renée was admitted to the St John Hospital in Tulsa, OK with sharp pains in her side. After some long nights of tests, the doctors discovered that she had HELLP syndrome. They believed that the baby would need to be delivered immediately, but, because Renée’s condition improved slightly, baby boy was able to stay in mom for a little while longer while being monitored on hospital bed rest. A week later, at 25 weeks, Renée took a turn for the worse again and the doctors said she needed to deliver immediately. Bennett was born on May 14th at 1lb 7oz. He was taken immediately to St. John NICU were they began fighting for his life. Bennett’s lungs were extremely underdeveloped and he needed to be placed on an oscillator, since the ventilator was too harsh for his little lungs. He was also given surfactant and steroid shots and had PDA surgery. He was diagnosed with chronic lung disease and the NICU doctors and nurses worked tirelessly to switch him over to the ventilator, CPAP, then a nasal cannula. On his 106th day in the NICU, a day after his due date and while still on oxygen, he was able to go home. Through prayer, his amazing doctors and nurses, and the lifesaving research done by March of Dimes, Bennett is not only off oxygen and medication, but is a happy, healthy toddler with no complications.

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

Signature
Sherwood Construction Co., Inc.
Pelco Structural, LLC
Tall Oak Midstream, LLC.
Bank of Oklahoma
Media
Mix 96.5/Cox Media Group