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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Silicon Valley

Raised to date:
$315,889
Our goal: $464,000
 
History San Jose
1650 Senter Road , San Jose, CA 95112
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
History San Jose
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

This year you'll be joining thousands of people in cities across the country for March for Babies, and helping to raise critical funds to support research, advocacy and programs for the health of all moms and babies.

At March for Babies we come together to advocate for, empower and honor moms, families and babies everywhere.

Thank you for joining our community— we can’t do it without you!

We can’t wait to see you at March for Babies.

MORE INFO

Thank you so much for joining us for March for Babies Silicon Valley; we are so excited to march with you again! This year we are pleased to welcome Chantel Johnson, Pediaatrics and Women's Health Service Line Executive of Bay Area Medical Foundation, as our 2019 March for Babies Chair!
We also welcome Amanda Del Castillo, ABC7’s News Team Reporter, as our emcee at the Silicon Valley March for Babies at History Park in San Jose.
If you have any questions about joining our walk, creating a fundraising team, or would like more information, please contact Jes Wade, 408.490.2947 or jwade@marchofdimes.org.
Below you find all the information needed for a smooth walk day experience:
History Park offers an expansive, outdoor, gated facility with 14 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. This charming, historic town setting is complete with paved streets, running trolleys, mature trees and ambiance like no other place in the Bay Area. The walk route will take place in History Park and around Kelley Park. Parking is available in multiple lots including those around History Park, Kelley Park, Happy Hollow and at the San Jose Giants stadium. Rates range from $6-$10 per car. Limited street parking is available on E. Alma Avenue and Phelan Avenue.

 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $315,889 *(As of Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019)

Raised: $315,889

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Mary Bufton
$11,868
2
Camie VanKeuren
$5,762
3
Leila Manning
$3,903
Top family teams
 
1
Nixon
$12,532
2
Pirate Power
$12,165
3
Marching for Mark
$11,893
Top non-family teams
 
1
Good Samaritan Hospital - San Jose
$6,230
2
Northrop Grumman - Sunnyvale
$5,337
3
Bank of America - Silicon Valley Region
$4,526
 
*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

 

 

Taylor Siegel Family

When my husband David and I met about 12 years ago, it was actually pretty early in our relationship when we determined that both of us wanted to become dads one day. Even before we got married, we decided to actively pursue fatherhood together. We were excited when we got the news at about 6 weeks gestation that our surrogate was pregnant and we were having twins. We were also a bit terrified, mostly at the thought of having twins, and of the prospect of a high-risk pregnancy with the complications that could arise down the line. But everything progressed well during the coming weeks and months. The only significant problem was the size difference between the girls. One baby, Cecilia, was growing rapidly while Gabrielle was not growing as quickly. We were told that a threshold of a 25% difference between them would lead to complications; it was at 23% about 4 days before they were born. Twins often arrive early, but not always. We expected them to come around 36-37 weeks, which would have been early February, so we were in shock when we got a call from the doctors early in the morning in the 2nd week of January. The girls were born at 32 weeks after an incredibly short labor that required an emergency c-section. Gabrielle was born first at 3 lbs., 4 oz. and Cecilia came 2 minutes later at 4 lbs., 3 oz. To complicate matters, our surrogate lived in Mexico City. She received top quality prenatal care and the hospital was also high quality, but David and I were away from any family and our support system. It took about two weeks to coordinate things and get passports, but we were able to do a medical evacuation to El Camino Hospital. Cece spent 24 days total in three NICUs and Gabby spent 28 days in the NICU. Their biggest issues they faced were feeding and body weight. They were too small to maintain their body temperatures and taking anything more than just a few swallows of milk required too much energy. Gabby had jaundice and developed a sepsis infection in her blood. Luckily, they had received surfactant therapy, so their lungs were able to support their tiny brains and bodies and they didn’t require supplemental oxygen. Today, they are both healthy and strong. They are still on the small side for their age, but they are catching up. Developmentally they are on track. Gabrielle is still noticeably smaller, but she will always have the distinction of being the older sister.


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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