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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

St. Louis Regional

Raised to date:
$242,152
Our goal: $450,000
 
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Road , St. Louis, MO 63011
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 2 miles
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Road
St. Louis, MO 63011
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join March of Dimes and Fischer & Fritchel on May 19th for the 2018 St. Louis Regional March for Babies! Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. every year, and each one needs us. By marching with us, you are a champion for the health of all moms and babies. At March for Babies, thousands of supporters will come together to hope, remember and celebrate all families across the nation.
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $242,152 *(As of Wednesday, May 23, 2018)

Raised: $242,152

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Jody Starkey
$9,516
2
John Fischer
$7,485
3
Jamie Antisdel
$3,480
Top family teams
 
1
Adali's Angels
$5,383
2
Stella's Angels
$4,033
3
Twinning at Life
$3,809
Top non-family teams
 
1
Fischer & Frichtel Homes
$12,533
2
Dr. Brown's
$5,270
3
Kappa Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma
$3,687
 
*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 Wolf Family

 
“I hear three heartbeats.” Those four words changed our lives forever. After years of trying to start a family, we had no idea what to expect or how to prepare for triplets. The pregnancy was considered high risk, and at just 24 weeks, Tricia unexpectedly went into labor. The doctors were able to stop labor with medications and give the babies steroids to help develop their lungs. The goal was to get to 27 weeks, but the girls were ready to meet their parents. Abigail, Madison and Elizabeth were born by C-section at 24 weeks, each weighing just 1 lb., 10 oz. and barely a foot long. Our girls were so small that each of their footprints easily fit together on the back of my hand. The girls were taken straight to the NICU. Their beautiful little red bodies were lying in separate incubators, each covered in no less than 10 wires, cables and tubes. We could only look at them through tear-filled eyes. For the next five months, the girls fought hard in the NICU. There were so many monitors and so much equipment for each of them that we could not get them all in the same room. Often, I would camp out in one room, and Tricia would stay in the other. The girls had jaundice and had to wear special “sun goggles” to protect their eyes from the strong lights in their incubators. They were so small and fragile that we could not hold them for the first four days. We were only allowed to practice “touch hold” with them so as not to stimulate them too much. Finally, we were able to do kangaroo care with Elizabeth. It was such an amazing experience. To have this tiny baby laying on your chest, feeling your warmth and listening to your heartbeat melted our hearts each and every time. Two days later, we finally got to hold Abigail and Madison. We spent every day for the next five months in the NICU. When we arrived each day, our first question was, “Can we hold our babies?” We were as hands-on as we could be doing diaper changes, taking temperatures, and singing to the girls. As parents, there were days when it was hard to stand, let alone show strength as our little girls were fighting for their lives. We watched and waited through a total of six surgeries during those five months. The hardest part of the entire journey was watching our children gasp for air as they tried to breathe on their own. There was nothing we could do but console them. Our journey continues as we have transitioned to life at home. We are thankful that the girls had successful surgeries to remove their tracheostomies this past summer. We are very thankful to the March of Dimes for funding research and innovations that helped our girls survive their premature births. We are proud to support March for Babies as the Ambassador family and raise awareness and funds so no family has to experience what we have and leave the hospital without their babies.

Rewards

 
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$100
- Early Bird! raise $100 online by Feb 28 and receive a picture frame magnet
$250
- March for Babies fashion tote OR leather journal + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies computer backpack OR picnic blanket tote + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies hat + round beach towel OR yoga mat + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies hat + Igloo Cooler OR terri hoodie + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies hat + travel duffel OR insulated jacket + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies hat + sport couch OR Under Armour jacket + event t-shirt
 
 

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