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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Palm Beach County

Raised to date:
$196,841
Our goal: $750,000
 
City Place
700 S Rosemary Avenue , West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Registration: 7:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
City Place
700 S Rosemary Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

You can now use code MDIMES to get 25% off SMART rides when using Brightline, and we get a portion of the ticket sales! Go Brightline!https://offers.gobrightline.com/offer/march-of-dimes/

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $196,841 *(As of Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019)

Raised: $196,841

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Diane Baker
$6,630
2
Kirsten Dolan
$6,190
3
Melissa Hoffman
$4,931
Top family teams
 
1
Team Hoffman 321
$5,214
2
Dowlingtwins
$1,838
3
Little Cookie
$1,674
Top non-family teams
 
1
One Parking
$17,265
2
Bank of America - Merrill Lynch
$7,666
3
GE Aviation Palm Beach
$2,141
 
*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 Hoffman Family

When we found out we were expecting twins, there were complications from the beginning. I was in the hospital at 12 weeks due to excessive bleeding. At the 16 week anatomy scan, we found out that one of the twins was missing an artery in her umbilical cord which caused a disruption in her growth. At twenty-two weeks I was placed on bed rest for the duration of the pregnancy and the risks of premature birth were outlined for us. This was an extremely scary time. At 31 weeks, my water broke and we tried to hold off on delivering the twins. I was administered 1 out of 4 steroid shots to develop the lungs but unfortunately, the babies went into distress my first night in the hospital and I had an emergency C-section. When I finally woke up from the anesthesia, I found out I had delivered a twin boy and girl and that both were in the NICU. Our daughter Sydney was born at 2 lbs. 11 oz. luckily with minimal problems. She suffered from some minor kidney issues, feeding issues, jaundice and premature retinas, but was breathing on her own. My son Dylan had more severe issues. He was born at 3 lbs. 9 oz. and immediately needed a blood transfusion. He also suffered from a brain hemorrhage, 2 pneumothoraxes (holes in his lungs), was placed on oxygen and a ventilator. While we were able to hold Sydney at first, Dylan remained hooked up to oxygen and on a ventilator and we were unable to hold him for over a week. Luckily we had the support of our parents and friends who came with me every day to the NICU, and the wonderful support of the doctors and nurses. Sydney and Dylan continued to grow and get stronger every day in the NICU. Today they are thriving juniors in High School. They have worked so hard and come so far. We are grateful for all the care and support we received and that is why our support of the March of Dimes is so important to us.


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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