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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Austin

Raised to date:
$362,684
Our goal: $480,000
 
Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Blvd. , Austin, TX 78723
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:30 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Registration: 8:30AM  |  Start: 9:30 AM
Walk distance: 1 miles
Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join us for March for Babies 2019 at our new central Austin location, Mueller Lake Park. Make sure you sign up to stay up to date on local challenges and incentives by signing up for MFB 2019! For more information on how to get involved as a volunteer, sponsor, or starting a team please email Marcie McDonald at mmcdonald@marchofdimes.org.

MORE INFO

We are excited to see you at March for Babies Austin, this Saturday, April 13 at Muller Park. We march rain or shine, but we are working to move as much of the festivities as possible under cover, so we can all stay dry! We hope you can join us to hope, remember and celebrate! In the event of severe weather, and it is unsafe to hold the walk, we will alert you with updates on Facebook, Twitter, and here on the event page.

  • Festival Site and Registration opens at 8:30am. Stop by registration under the hangar if you have donations to drop off. Explore the Hope, Remember, and Celebrate areas.
  • Superhero Sprint starts at 9:30am. If you haven’t already registered online, registration for Superhero Sprint starts at 8:30am. Check-in to pick up your purple superhero cape!
  • Opening Ceremonies and our March for Babies walk will begin at 10:00am. Be sure to stick around after the walk to enjoy the family activities!
  • Where do I park?  Please allow yourself ample time to arrive. The McBee/Thinkery parking garage is the closest garage. Parking is $1/hr in the garage. There is another garage at Texas Mutual, as well as metered on-street parking.
  • Are pets and bikes allowed at the event?  Dogs on leashes are allowed.  Service animals are also welcome. Please be prepared to clean up after your 4-legged friend. Please, no bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates or roller blades on the walk route. Strollers and wagons are welcome.
  • Will there be food and beverages for purchase? There are several food trucks by the hangar and restaurants within walking distance. Feel free to pack a picnic too!
  • I raised $100 or more.  Where can I get my t-shirt? &nb
 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $362,684 *(As of Thursday, Apr 18, 2019)

Raised: $362,684

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Aron Mills
$34,290
2
Superior HealthPlan
$12,440
3
Stephanie Mosher
$4,720
Top family teams
 
1
Preemie Pals - Austin
$5,914
2
Give with Grace
$5,727
3
Hudson Wayne The Warrior Boy!
$3,477
Top non-family teams
 
1
Dell - OPS - Brown
$34,393
2
AMD - Austin
$22,260
3
Superior Health Plan - Austin
$12,440
 
*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 Schultz Family

Our mission story started in 2012. After 2.5 years of painful and costly fertility surgeries and treatments, we found out the exciting news that we were FINALLY pregnant with our first children, twin boys. The pregnancy itself went smoothly- no complications or concerns at all, until the start of my 23rd week, when I started to have aches in my lower back. This being my first pregnancy, I figured pregnancy came with aches and pains and simply went on with my day. It was only later, while I sat getting my hair cut, I realized my pains were contractions and something was wrong. I rushed to the doctor, where he told me that I was dilated. I was rushed to Labor & Delivery where in less than 2 hours, my sons, Sawyer & Tristan were born without warning. They weighed 1lb 6 oz., each and were perfect. The doctors gave Sawyer & Tristan Pulmonary Surfactant to strengthen their lungs and hooked them up to ventilators, to help their premature lungs breathe in the NICU. We were told over and over that a 23-week baby had low chances of survival, but prayed for a miracle. February 7th, 6 days after they were born, Sawyer & Tristan passed away in our arms in the NICU with our doctors and nurses surrounding us, in love. Losing Sawyer & Tristan was the most painful moment of our lives, by far… but we consider those 6 days that we were able to study their little features, let them squeeze our finger, change their diapers, sing “The Eyes of Texas” to them and simply, be their parents as the greatest gift we have ever been given. That gift of 6 days with our sons was only made possible by the research and development of The March of Dimes, and the Surfactant that they developed in 1990. My husband, Trae and I were blessed by 3 little girls after losing the boys: Twin girls: Lyla & Nixon who have their brother’s names as their middle names and our youngest, Bellamy. We, as a family continue to celebrate the lives of Sawyer & Tristan through our March of Dimes family team, Team “Sawyer & Tristan”. Now, my gratitude goes out to you all. Thank you for showing up and for helping hundreds of thousands of families who, like us, have been personally affected by the work of March of Dimes. I truly believe that with your commitment today, and throughout this March for Babies season, we’re getting closer to a world where no parent has to experience what we did. One day soon we’ll be talking about current statistics like they’re a thing of the past as March of Dimes continues their research mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We come together for every family—those who’ve had hardships or losses, those who are celebrating their health and those who are just trying to start their families. We can’t wait to see you all at Mueller Lake Park on April 13!


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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