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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Greater Birmingham

Raised to date:
$554,583
Our goal: $675,000
 
Railroad Park
1600 1st Ave. S. , Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:15 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:15 AM
Walk distance: 2 miles
Railroad Park
1600 1st Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35233
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. every year, approximately 60,000 in Alabama, and each one of them needs us. The money you will raise will be a lifeline for moms and babies near you and across the country. Join more than 4,000 people at Railroad Park to walk in support of moms at every stage from preconception to post-delivery with research, programs and education - and it all comes together with a celebration at March for babies in Birmingham on April 27th, 2019. This event is chaired by Mr. John Trawick, CEO of Southern Power, and supported by companies across the North Central Alabama footprint.

MORE INFO

Festival Site & Registration/Donation Turn-In Opens at 8:00 a.m.  Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.  Superhero Sprint starts at 9:00 a.m.  Walk begins at 9:15 a.m.

Where do I park?  Please allow yourself ample time to arrive. All parking is around Regions Field and street parking, first come first serve.  Circle of Champions should have received parking passes.

We are bringing our young children/infant.  Strollers and wagons are welcome.  Look for the “Mother’s Corner” for a place to change a diaper or feed infants.  Changing tables and rocking chairs will be available. Please be sure to bring your own diapers and wipes.

Are pets allowed at the eventYes, but only well-trained/behaved dogs.  Service animals are welcome.  Strollers and wagons are welcome.

Will there be food and beverages for purchase?  City Bowls 2 will be on site and will be donating a portion of proceeds back to March of Dimes.  Free food will available at the Publix tent, and drinks are provided courtesy of Buffalo Rock/Pepsi.

I raised $100 or more.  Where can I get my t-shirt?   Pick up your incentive t-shirt at the Registration Tent on walk day.

Do I need to check-in or register after I arrive? You do not have to check-in once you arrive at the walk if you already registered online and have no cash or checks to turn in.  We encourage you to register and donate before the walk at marchforbabies.org.  If you have not registered online and/or do have donations to turn in, please visit the Registration Tent.

 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $554,583 *(As of Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019)

Raised: $554,583

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Elizabeth Macklem
$5,911
2
Sara Beth Jennings
$5,547
3
Cherie Dortch
$4,716
Top family teams
 
1
Macklem Miracles
$5,911
2
Charlie & Sophia
$4,536
3
UAB NICU Reunion Team
$3,559
Top non-family teams
 
1
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
$28,329
2
UAB Health System/UAB Women & Infants Center
$19,568
3
Drummond Company, Inc.
$17,306
 
*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 Anderson Family

Our twins, Charlie and Sophia, were born at 26 weeks gestation on July 24th, 2016, at UAB Hospital. They weighed about 2 pounds each and were as small and fragile as you can imagine. Over the next several months, we watched our twins endure an incredible uphill battle. Sophia spent 12 weeks in the NICU working on breathing, feeding, and growing. She came home to us on October 15th. Charlie had complications with his bowels and lungs and was transferred to Children’s Hospital at 5 days of age. We had many sleepless nights watching him fight for his life, but in the end his bowels and lungs healed without needing surgery. He finally weaned off of the ventilator at the end of October and came home to us on December 9th. For all they went through, Charlie and Sophia are now doing remarkably well. It amazes us every day that our fragile 2 pound preemies have become happy, healthy 2-year-old toddlers. The state-of-the-art care our babies received is the reason they are here with us today. The March of Dimes has helped develop many of the treatments they received, like surfactant therapy, infection control measures, and kangaroo care. Charlie and Sophia really are living proof that these interventions save lives. The March of Dimes also was there for us through the NICU Family Support program. It is so hard being a NICU parent and not knowing what each day will bring for your child. It meant so much to have the March of Dimes family liaisons there with us every step of the way, cheering for our twins. Every little bit of help and hope that families in the NICU can receive is priceless, which is why we have found it so important to give back to this amazing organization.


Rewards

 
$100
- Early Bird! “Wear Your Why” button for $100 online by 8 weeks before event
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March for Babies packing cubes OR stainless tumbler + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies beanie OR canvas lunch cooler + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + umbrella OR speaker/tablet stand+event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + duffel OR beach tent + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + fleece jacket OR chair w speaker + event t-shirt
$7,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + rolling cooler OR bungee chair + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies Medal +jumbo block game OR Northface jacket+event t-shirt
 

 

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