Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

CENTRAL INDIANA

Raised to date:
$125,730
Our goal: $235,000
 
IUPUI Campus
South Meadow Ohio & Blackford, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017 10:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 3.1 miles
IUPUI Campus
South Meadow Ohio & Blackford
Indianapolis, IN 46204
 
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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!
 
The March starts and ends at the South Meadow on the campus of IUPUI at the corner of Ohio & Blackford. For more information about the event, please contact E. Ruth Nasser at 317-285-0198 or enasser@marchofdimes.org Interested in volunteering at our event? Please follow the link to see where and when we could use your help to make this event a great success! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c48a8a62fa7f85-march
 

Event progress* *(As of Saturday, May 27, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
Anthem Indiana
$7,520
2
St. Vincent Women's NICU
$2,379
3
Zeta Phi Beta - Upsilon Omega Zeta
$2,123
Top family teams
 
1
EliJenney
$5,528
2
Weaver Boys & a Little Lady
$4,356
3
Steve & Sarah Lynch
$4,141
Top fundraisers
 
1
Jody Yoder
$7,425
2
Weaver Boys & a Little Lady
$4,356
3
stephanie jenney
$2,799
 
*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

 
 
 

The Jenney Family

 
After almost two years of marriage, my husband Jeff and I decided we were ready to start a family of our own. We were so thrilled to find out our first child’s due date was on our 3rd wedding anniversary. What an awesome gift! You can understand the shock that ensued when I went into preterm labor at 32 weeks. Ethan was born at 32 weeks gestation weighing 3 lbs. 10 oz. He fought his way through the 5 and a half week stay in the Special Care Unit without any major complications. Today, we are the proud parents of a very energetic and thriving 7-year old. Two years later we were expecting our second son Eli. We did all the right things for a healthy pregnancy and had frequent visits with the High Risk OBGYN group, including a visit to the high risk doctor on the same day we went into pre-term labor. Despite close physician follow up, I went into preterm labor with Eli at 25 weeks. He was born at 26 weeks gestation and weighed only 1 lb. 10 oz. At 1 month of age, he developed very aggressive Necrotizing Enterocolitis and passed away due to this devastating complication. Our hearts were shattered. In the midst of grief, we decided to find something positive to focus on to honor his brief but precious time with us. That is when we formed a ‘March for Babies’ team in his honor in an effort to raise awareness about prematurity, and at the same time raising funds for the March of Dimes organization. We have continued volunteering for and participating with the March of Dimes since then to help give ALL babies a fighting chance. We now have a third son, Justin, who is two years old. We feel that I was able to carry him full term due to medication I was able to take during the pregnancy. This medication was found only due to the research efforts the March of Dimes has been able to do. We are excited to represent the Central Indiana March of Dimes. The endless work, support and research of the March of Dimes are essential to help give every baby a fighting chance and a future for a long healthy life.

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

Signature
St. Vincent
Gold
UAW
Bronze
Geodis
Anthem
Geico
Highpoint
Riley Children
Hendricks Regional Health
Media
Fox 59