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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!



Raised to date:
Our goal: $160,000
Hodge & Bergfeld Pond
7500 Chavenelle Road , Dubuque, IA 52002
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 2.7 miles
Hodge & Bergfeld Pond
7500 Chavenelle Road
Dubuque, IA 52002
Join Superhero Sprint in this location
Register your little superhero (ages 1-10) in the March for Babies Superhero Sprint! We know your little one will enjoy being a superhero for a day! (superhero's cape included)

Our 2019 March for Babies will kick off at the Hodge parking lot area at 7500 Chavenelle Road in Dubuque. Hodge will also serve as our location host for our kid-friendly post walk activities. We will use the neighboring Bergfeld Pond walking and bike trail for our walk route. Walkers may choose between a short walk around the pond or the full 2.7 mile route. Our route is stroller and pet friendly (leashes and prompt pet clean-up are required). If you have any questions about Dubuque's March for Babies event, please email Kaley Rigdon, Development Manager, at

Join us at our citywide March for Babies Kick-Off luncheon at the Diamond Jo Casino on Friday, Feb. 8th from 11:45am-1:00pm. Celebrate our 2018 success, meet our event Chair, hear our 2019 Ambassador Family's story, and pick up all of the materials you need to kick off your fundraising campaign! Email Kaley at for more details and to RSVP.

Join us for Bank Day at American Trust (895 Main Street) on Tuesday, April 23rd from 11:00am-2:00pm. Walkers can check-in and turn in their donations in advance, pre-register their children for Superhero Sprint, and collect your walker t-shirt (if you raised $100 or more).


EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $87,413 *(As of Thursday, Apr 18, 2019)

Raised: $87,413

Top fundraisers
Jill and Scott Gogel
Andrew Houy
Lynn Houy
Top family teams
Double Fun
Owen's Army!
Sylvi's Soldiers/Savannah Smiles
Top non-family teams
Medical Associates Clinic & Health Plans
*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 Gogel Family

In 2011, we were thrilled to find out that we were expecting not one baby, but two! Our excitement quickly turned to fear when my water unexpectedly broke 28 weeks into my pregnancy. Being 12 weeks early, Cole weighed just 3 pounds, 7 ounces and Lauren weighed a mere 1 pound, 13 ounces. They were quickly intubated and transported to the University of Iowa Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Scott was able to make the trek to Iowa City, but I had to stay behind to recover from surgery. Lauren and Cole spent the next several weeks under intensive care, growing, learning to maintain their body temperature, drink from a bottle, and breathe on their own. After 6 1/2 long weeks in the University of Iowa's NICU, Lauren and Cole were transported back to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque for an additional 10 days of monitoring. Finally, they were able to come home together – tube and wire free! Cole weighed over 7 pounds and Lauren weighed just shy of 5 pounds! We could not have been more excited to have our babies home and our family of 5 together at last! Today, Cole and Lauren are active 7 year olds, full of excitement and energy. Every milestone and accomplishment they achieve amazes us and we are so blessed to have been chosen as their parents! Our family is forever grateful to March of Dimes for helping to save our twins' lives. We are honored to serve as the 2019 Dubuque March for Babies Ambassador Family and look forward to walking with our family team, "Double Fun." We hope our story will inspire others to support the March of Dimes and its lifesaving work to help give all mothers a healthy pregnancy and all babies a strong start to life. For healthier moms and babies, Jill, Scott, Rebekah, Cole and Lauren Gogel


- Early Bird! “Wear Your Why” button for $100 online by 8 weeks before event
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
- March for Babies packing cubes OR stainless tumbler + event t-shirt
- March for Babies beanie OR canvas lunch cooler + event t-shirt
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
- Champion for Babies Medal + umbrella OR speaker/tablet stand+event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies Medal + duffel OR beach tent + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies Medal + fleece jacket OR chair w speaker + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies Medal + rolling cooler OR bungee chair + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies Medal +jumbo block game OR Northface jacket+event t-shirt


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