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MARCH FOR HEALTHY MOMS AND STRONG BABIES


 

Central Arkansas

Raised to date:
$52,897
Our goal: $125,000
 
Rivermarket Pavilions
400 President Clinton Ave , Little Rock, AR 72201
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

COVID-19 is only compounding the current maternal and infant health crisis facing our nation. While much remains unknown about the virus and its effects on pregnant women, unfortunately, we know from past public health emergencies that pregnant and lactating women are often overlooked as interventions to prevent or treat the disease are developed and distributed. As we face this public health emergency together, it is more important than ever before that we continue to fundraise and rally to fight for the health of all moms and babies. We need your help now more than ever!

I want to reassure you that our March for Babies celebration is still on! We need your help in continuing to rally the community around our cause for healthier moms and babies. We rely heavily on the engagement and fundraising activities in the time leading up to our event to support research, advocacy, and programs dedicated to moms and babies. We are excited to share new, virtual ways for us to connect and fundraise in the coming weeks. We will share more details here and by emailing our participants.

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

This year you will 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.


 

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $52,897 *(As of Monday, Mar 30, 2020)

Raised: $52,897

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Lisa Green
$1,579
2
Kristin Powell
$1,378
3
Lindi Miller
$844
Top family teams
 
1
Preemie Princess Green
$1,635
2
Powell Preemie Princesses
$1,378
3
Princess Parker
$631
Top non-family teams
 
1
ACH Teamie Preemie
$2,865
2
AR Blue Cross and Blue Shield Maternity Programs
$567
3
Team Saline
$271
 
*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!
 

2020 Central Arkansas Ambassador Family

 

 

Lisa and Sophie Green

The Green's have an incredible story to share: The Greens' battle was a fight for two. Lisa Green experienced severe symptoms of preeclampsia. She was experiencing severe headaches, no longer could wear shoes, couldn't breathe, and she had swelling, loss of vision and uncontrollable vomiting. She was immediately rushed to the hospital and met her baby girl sooner than anticipated. Sophie was born at 28 weeks at UAMS in Little Rock, AR. Their entire journey in the NICU lasted 61 days at UAMS with an additional 10 days in the CVICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital due to heart failure. Now, 3 years later, Sophie has tested out of all therapies. She started school at 18 months old and is excelling. She played an angel in the church pageant this past year. She is in dance and will have her first dance recital this summer. She still suffers from “chronic lung disease” but continues to get better each day. The Greens are more than happy to say Sophie’s heart failure has not shown its ugly face again and Lisa is also doing well. The Green's inspire us here in Central Arkansas every day. If their story inspires you too, then share your own March for Babies story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MarchforBabies.


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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