MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Greater Charlotte

Raised to date
$192,286
Our goal $245,000
 
Symphony Park
4400 Sharon Rd , Charlotte, NC 28211
Date: Sunday, April 21, 2024 12:00 PM
 
Date: April 21, 2024
Event Time: 12:00 PM
Registration Time: 12:00PM
Location:
4400 Sharon Rd , Charlotte, NC 28211
Symphony Park

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

Join the movement!
March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ is more than just a walk - it’s your entry into making a visible difference in your community now and for generations to come. By participating in March for Babies, you’re lifting up communities for health equity, opening the door for all moms to have access to care and protecting the health of families by pushing for their rights. It’s no small feat—it’s a mother of a movement!
Start or join an existing team today, create an online fundraising page and let everyone know that you’re helping to make America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

 

It's still on! We are so excited to see you today at March for Babies at Symphony Park!

 

For more information or questions, contact Caroline Carney at [email protected]

 

MARCH FOR BABIES CHECKLIST

 

PARKING

Free parking is available in the lots in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods and Reid’s Fine Foods.

START TIME
Event opens at 12:00 PM
Opening Ceremony & Walk at 1:00 PM (Walk is approximately 1 mile long on a paved path).


WEATHER.
March for Babies will take place rain or shine! We'll post notices should details change.

BEFORE THE WALK

You'll have a chance to see the mission of March of Dimes in action and connect with other individuals who are committed to improving the lives of moms and babies everywhere. There will be snacks, face painting, a NICU Reunion area, and so much more! Our walk is dog friendly. You can also pick up your fundraising incentive prizes if you've reached any of the $100, $250, $500, $750, and $1,000 levels!

YOU CAN STILL BRING FRIENDS!

The walk is free to attend for all! Sign up on marchforbabies.org to start your fundraiser & get updates about

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $192,286 RAISED (As of Thursday, May 23, 2024)

Raised: $192,286

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Jessica Mainwaring
$7,416
2
Larry Repanes
$5,749
3
Delta Zeta Chapter - Zetas of Charlotte Benevolent Foundation
$5,000
4
Christopher Manigault
$4,658
5
Lisa and Chris Bradbury
$3,217
Top family teams
 
1
Lea's Walkers
$7,416
2
Individual - Charlotte
$5,931
3
Team Colin Hamp
$3,803
4
Team Lauren (Charlotte)
$3,423
5
Team Newlands
$2,906
Company, School & Org
 
1
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - NC
$22,655
2
ATRIUM HEALTH
$11,741
3
ALPHA PHI ALPHA - NC
$11,514
4
JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA - NC
$6,399
5
SIGMA GAMMA RHO - NC
$5,877
 
 
*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!
 

Greater Charlotte Ambassador Family

 

 

The Hamp Family

Our parenting story started with the birth of our then 1 pound, 6 ounce son, Colin. A medically-challenging pregnancy resulted in the intrauterine growth restriction of our son. As a result, he stopped growing at 23 weeks, and was delivered via an urgent C-section at 27 weeks. Just prior to his birth, we were told the best case scenario for our son was that he would likely have major developmental delays (cognitive and physical) - if he survived at all. Colin spent the next 4 months in the NICU, hitting both roadblocks and milestones along the way. There we learned about all the research that March of Dimes funds which helps premature babies. We also witnessed the support they gave to NICU families in the form of goody bags, sponsored meals, and arranging for former families to come and speak to NICU parents about their journey. All of this made us realize how necessary the work of March of Dimes is. Once we brought Colin home, our journey presented further difficulties. Colin struggled keeping his feeds down and was not growing. At 7 months, he was diagnosed with “failure to thrive” due to a poorly functional upper GI system. A gastrostomy tube was surgically placed. This allowed Colin to start gaining some weight and helped him grow once again. Colin spent the first several years of his life continuing in feeding, speech and occupational therapies, both in and out of state, in addition to wearing a medical backpack that housed a feeding pump and bag that provided for a continuous feed throughout the day. We have remained thankful for all the help we received and decided we could not wait to give back. One of those ways was to support the March for Babies annual walk and so began our family walking team, Team Colin Hamp. Nearly 15 years later, it is an event that continues to fill our souls. Though we still have our challenges, we are acutely aware that Colin has far exceeded his prognosis. Not only has he overcome most of his delays, he continues to be a kind-hearted, incredibly intelligent young man with goals of one day becoming a doctor himself, having the grades, drive and motivation to hopefully get there someday. Future Dr. Colin Hamp hopes to share with patients and their families that he was once a premature baby, and that with proper interventions and assistance, not every prognosis has to come true. Providing hope - much like the March of Dimes does to the communities it serves - goes a long way to make people’s lives that much better.

 

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