MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Spartanburg

Raised to date
$67,480
Our goal $300,000
 
Duncan Park
1000 Duncan Park Drive , Spartanburg, SC 29302
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024 9:00 AM
 
Date: April 20, 2024
Event Time: 09:00 AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Location:
1000 Duncan Park Drive , Spartanburg, SC 29302
Duncan 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!

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

8:00am - Check-in Begins

8:30am - Opening Ceremony

8:45am - Superhero Sprint

9:00am - Run for Babies 5k/Walk begins!

 

 

Please park at the Duncan Park Baseball Field

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $67,480 RAISED (As of Monday, Apr 22, 2024)

Raised: $67,480

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Allyson Thrailkill
$3,234
2
Coleman Edmunds
$1,520
3
Ivey Allen
$1,447
4
Sonya Allison
$1,393
5
Brandi Scruggs
$1,293
Top family teams
 
1
Keatons Krewe
$3,234
2
BEAStley
$2,011
3
Team Clark Family
$618
4
Marlow Grace
$409
5
Upstate Moms
$309
Company, School & Org
 
1
SPARTANBURG REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
$1,517
2
STANDARD PRODUCTS CO
$635
3
SIGMA GAMMA RHO - NC
$552
4
SOUTHERN STATES PACKAGING CO
$420
5
MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA - SC
$72
 
 
*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!
 

Spartanburg Ambassador Family

 

 

The Thrailkill Family

Meet Josh, Ally, Logan, Parker, and Keaton Thrailkill. Ally was diagnosed with polyhydramnios, or excess amniotic fluid, at 33 weeks. She was induced at 39+6 and her water was broken in an attempt to avoid cord prolapse, one of the bigger risks when it comes to polyhydramnios. Unfortunately, a cervix check shortly after her water was broken showed the cord was coming out first anyway. She was immediately taken for an emergency c-section. Keaton was born within 6 minutes of being in the OR and everything was great for the first day. On day two of their hospital stay, Keaton had a lot of fluid coming out of his nose. They thought it was because of the polyhydramnios/ c-section combination so the NICU sent nurses to suction him out really well. But around 2:00 am the next morning, Ally's night nurse saw it was still happening and sent for the NICU again. They took him to down to check him out and put in an nasogastric tube for the meantime. A swallow study was done the next morning that showed an improper swallow with high risk for aspiration. The Thrailkills were told Keaton couldn’t eat anything orally and he was on a list to transfer to a different hospital for a camera study. They stayed in the Spartanburg Regional NICU for a week before that transfer. The camera study showed what was deemed a lack of sensation in his throat that causes him to not be able to manage liquids, even his own secretions. They bubble at the back of his throat, and because of this, stuff trickles down his trachea. The family still doesn't know why Keaton has a lack of sensation. An MRI of his brain was negative. They did genetic testing as well which all came back normal. A repeat camera study 5 days later showed no difference and he was put on the surgery list for a gastric tube. Keaton now has a g-tube for all of his feedings and is an incredibly happy baby. His two big sisters, Logan and Parker, are amazing helpers! Join us in welcoming The Thrailkills to March for Babies!

 

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