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Memphis StepUp

Raised to date:
$103,476
Our goal: $240,000
 
Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive North , Memphis, TN 38017
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 9:00 AM
 

Important Update

Our March for Babies celebration is still on, but it looks a little different! We are rapidly preparing for a new, virtualized event that will be fun and engaging for everyone. This change in format aligns with the newly released CDC guidance for large events, to help ensure the safety and health of our participants. More details on our new format to come soon!

 
 
ABOUT MARCH FOR BABIES

THE MONEY YOU RAISE MAKES AN IMPACT

During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, moms and babies can’t wait. Delivery can’t wait.

By joining March for Babies Step Up! you are helping moms and babies across the country, during a time when it’s needed most. Thanks to you we are adding new programs and resources to help families during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Your fundraising supports:

  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks

and so much more!

There are so many ways to join March for Babies Step Up!

  1. Register here at marchforbabies.org by clicking "JOIN THIS EVENT".
  2. After registering, you can download the app to participate in our step-tracking challenges.
  3. Start stepping and share your story using #MarchforBabies and #MFBStepUp! You can use our fun social tools to help you spread the word!
  4. Request pledges from friends and family – don’t be shy!
  5. And don’t forget to make your own donation!

You can earn fun March of Dimes fundraising rewards – now through August 15!

And don’t forget - March of Dimes is here to serve as a resource for you, providing the latest information on COVID-19 on our webpage. You can also learn about our newly launched COVID-19 Intervention and Support Fund to ensure families stay informed about COVID-19, and that interventions are developed with moms and babies top of mind and then distributed so everyone across our country has access. Find more here.

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

Located right off Walnut Grove in First Tennessee Visitor's center.

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $103,476 *(As of Tuesday, May 26, 2020)

Raised: $103,476

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Gina Farmer
$4,150
2
Realis Sanders
$3,995
3
Damon Hunter
$3,007
Top family teams
 
1
Team J & J Sanders- Memphis
$3,995
2
TeamArbogast
$2,186
3
Our Angel, Avery
$708
Top non-family teams
 
1
Alpha Phi Alpha- Alpha Delta Lambda
$15,495
2
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors - Memphis
$9,543
3
Zeta Phi Beta - Alpha Eta Zeta Chapter
$6,614
 
*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 Winter Family

Dear Friends, We are privileged to serve as the ambassador family for the March of Dimes March for Babies in May 2020. Like many others we first met and began dating while in high school and were married in 2007. We wanted children but due to issues with infertility we began to wonder if we would ever be blessed with having children of our own. So by the summer of 2011 we began the often tortuous and non forgiving road of infertility treatments. After several failed attempts with fertility specialists in 2014 we decided to start the process of adoption. It was Tuesday evening May 26, 2015 at 11:41 pm when our phone rang out and we had no idea how one simple phone call would change our lives forever! On the other end of the line was a young mother who had just given birth to a gift from heaven who couldn’t wait for her August due date. This precious little girl was born at 29 weeks, weighed a mere 2.5 pounds, was in the NICU in El Paso, Texas and this young mother had chosen us to be her parents. The next morning we packed up the car and began our 18 hour journey to El Paso, Texas and to our precious gift from heaven. Our arrival at the NICU in El Paso is a moment we will always remember. The room was so cluttered and full of monitors, wires, beeping sounds and ventilation tubes we could hardly get our first glimpse of our precious angel. Although she was born premature at 29 weeks because of the advancements in technology, we were confident that she was here to stay. And she has proven to be a fighter. After only one week she decided she didn’t want those ventilation tubes anymore, so she wrestled and pulled them until the doctors removed the ventilator and she has never looked back. Every day was filled with emotion, some tears of joy, some setbacks and heartache, laughter and always love. We saw triumph and cheers from those families who were able to bring their little ones home from the hospital and sorry and sadness from others. In all we spent 8 weeks in El Paso before leaving Texas headed home to Tennessee with our now 4 pound 7 once bundle of joy. As we have learned it is through the hard work and efforts of organizations such as the March of Dimes that have made it possible for Izzy to come home with us. When you support the March of Dimes you are turning stories like ours into reality and you are breathing life into children and families that will last a lifetime. Without all of the hard work and dedication from the volunteers at the March of Dimes we would not be parents today. Please let us continue to create this opportunity for other families by making a donation or forming a team to join us in the gift to make stronger healthier babies. With warmest regards, Lee and Mandy Winter


Rewards

 
$100
- Early Bird! “Wear Your Why” button for $100 online by 8 weeks before your event
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March for Babies camp mug OR bamboo lunchbox + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies Game Day Jersey OR Game Day Stool + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + pullover OR bluetooth speaker + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + duffel OR fleece + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + vest OR 1/2 zip shirt + event t-shirt
$7,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + rain jacket OR 2-person seat + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + Beats headphones OR heat vest + event t-shirt
 

 

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