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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!



Raised to date:
Our goal: $350,000
Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive North , Memphis, TN 38120
Date: Saturday, May 05, 2018 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, May 05, 2018
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 2.5 miles
Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive North
Memphis, TN 38120
The 2018 March for Babies will highlight the strength of families affected by premature birth, birth defects and the loss of a child, celebrate the strides we've made towards accomplishing our mission and applaud the fundraising efforts of our donors. On May 5, 2018 over 1,000 individuals will come together at Shelby Farms Park around the lake to support the March of Dimes. Our goal is to raise a total of $300,000 for healthier future for babies. 8:00 a.m. - Festival Area and donation turn in opens 8:30 a.m. - Superhero Sprint begins 8:45 a.m. - On stage programming 9:00 a.m. - Two-mile walk begins 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Festival activities continue until close at 10:00 a.m.
Located right off Walnut Grove Road.

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $177,271 *(As of Friday, Jul 20, 2018)

Raised: $177,271

Top fundraisers
Jessica Willingham
Dana Jones
Elizabeth Fields
Top family teams
Team Winnie and Ruthie
Ambassador Alexander
Sloane's Striders
Top non-family teams
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors - Memphis
Zeta Phi Beta - Alpha Eta Zeta Chapter
Technicolor Memphis
*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


Alexander Cerpa

Alexander Cerpa joined the world early at 32.5 weeks weighing in at 4lb6oz and 17 inches long. He was kicking and screaming from the start indicating that all was working well. All initial signs were good, but because he was a preemie, he lived in the NICU after birth, for monitoring. On Day 3, the NICU docs found through x-ray that Alexander had an intestinal blockage that would require surgery. So Le Bonheur’s Pedi-Flite team packed him up carefully in an ambulance and took our little family to their NICU. Alexander was in surgery later that day under the careful hands of Dr. Tim Jancelewicz and team, who very successfully repaired Alexander’s plumbing. From that day forward, we lived in the Le Bonheur NICU for about a month so that Alexander’s intestines could heal and develop. He’s never looked back since! We are so grateful to the Le Bonheur NICU as well as the March of Dimes, who fund research for prevention and awareness of prematurity, and fund grants to hospitals like Le Bonheur, so that their teams can continue thriving and saving lives. As the ambassador family, we encourage other families and individuals to get involved with these organizations through financial or volunteer support.


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

Thank you to our National Sponsors

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