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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Northern Colorado

Raised to date:
$47,222
Our goal: $65,000
 
Chapungu Sculpture Park
Sky Pond Drive , Loveland, CO 80538
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019 10:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 1.5 miles
Chapungu Sculpture Park
Sky Pond Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

This spring, you'll 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.
At March for Babies we come together to empower, honor, and advocate for moms, families and babies everywhere.
Thank you for joining our community— we can’t do it without you!
We can’t wait to see you at March for Babies.

MORE INFO

Q: What time should I show up?
A: Registration is open at 9 AM. The walk will begin at 10 AM.
Q: Should I bring my donations to the event?
A: Please bring all cash and check donations to the event. Please exchange all coin donations for cash before the event. We will not be able to process large amounts of coin. If you are turning in new funds or qualify for an incentive shirt that you have not yet secured, please print and bring your online sponsor form to the Registration Tent when you first arrive at the event.
Q: Are dogs allowed at the event?
A: Dogs are allowed at Chapungu Sculpture Park. Please keep them leashed and under control at all times.
Q: Is the walk stroller accessible?
A: Yes, the route is fully paved.
Q: Where can I park?
A: Parking will be available in the Centerra shopping center. The best place to park would be behind Macy’s or Eddie Bauer.
Q: Will there be food at the event?
A: There will be a light breakfast at the event.
Q: Can I volunteer at the event?
A: If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please contact Miranda Wertz at 970-812-1737 or mwertz@marchofdimes.org for volunteer opportunities.
Q: Will March for Babies be cancelled if it’s raining?
A: March for Babies takes place rain or shine! Check back at this page and on our social media in the event of severe weather.

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $47,222 *(As of Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019)

Raised: $47,222

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Sherry Deubach
$2,610
2
Kirsten Storey
$2,112
3
Camron Eyer
$2,005
Top family teams
 
1
Connor's Memory
$4,580
2
Clyde Strong
$4,026
3
Team M-n-M
$2,610
Top non-family teams
 
1
UCHealth North
$6,773
2
UCHealth Women's Care Clinic
$1,780
3
Tender Care Pediatric Services and Medical Supply
$1,144
 
*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

 

 

Clyde

Clyde took us by surprise when he was born 13 weeks early, weighing just 2lbs 8oz. Needless to say, we did not expect my water to break on a Monday morning at 27 weeks in what was supposed to be a “healthy pregnancy.” I was rushed to the hospital that Monday morning and spent about 2 ½ days on bed rest while they monitored us. They gave us magnesium to keep Clyde in and steroids (surfactant) to promote his lung growth. After that, there was no holding him back. I had lost too much fluid and shortly after they stopped the magnesium, I went in for an emergency C-section. It wasn’t as expected, but as a parent you learn that nothing is that way anymore. For Clyde, it was how he first experienced the complexities of the world, but also how he came to know love and compassion. I’ll never forget Clyde’s very first scream. A sound that not only let me know he was alive and breathing, but that he was going to be strong-willed and persevere. As he screamed, he was wheeled past me and hooked to cords and tubes and put in an isolette (a glass box). He would spend most of his time in that box for about a month and his very last tube (his oxygen) would be with him for over 4 months! In those first days, I would pull up a small corner of the blanket covering his isolette as not to let in too much light, carefully lay one hand on Clyde’s body, and read or talk to him quietly; trying to find any way possible to connect with him. I constantly asked when I could hold him, and I remember trying to hold back the tears each time they told me I had to wait. I’ll never forget the first time they put him in my arms and how his little body fit into my sports bra. I’ll also never forget the times his lips turned purple laying on my chest. So badly, I wanted to be able to control his breathing and make it start again. Those moments were the hardest. We had to learn to be parents in a whole new way. We couldn’t rock or stroke our baby, we couldn’t play music or expose him to light. We couldn’t even hold him without assistance and support. Despite the difficult times, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experience was a positive one. Clyde made leaps and bounds of progress during our time there and most days were a celebration; that he had gained an ounce or eaten 5 more milliliters of milk. It was really about the small things. His body learned to regulate temperature; he learned to eat and breathe more independently each day; and most importantly, he learned that people were there for him in hard times, that we all cared about him and loved him dearly. Clyde was cared for by the amazing staff at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO for 77 days in the NICU. During that time, he received extensive care, including respiratory support, feeding/nutrition, and occupational therapy. He had treatment for a skin rash that required consultation with outside medical teams. He received phototherapy for jaundice. In addition, due to continued difficulty with his breathing and inability to keep his oxygen levels up, he had tests for infections (urine and blood cultures) and lung x-rays and echocardiograms to check for fluid. He ended up on regular diuretics to treat fluid build-up and promote breathing. He had regular ROP eye appointments to make sure his eyes were developing correctly, regular darbepoetin injections to increase red blood cell production, an NG tube and an OG tube for feedings, and continued to be on oxygen support even when he came home. Clyde also had regular labs to check his potassium, sodium chloride, and electrolytes. A few months after coming home, Clyde underwent surgery at Children’s Hospital in Aurora, CO to fix a right inguinal hernia. Now, we are forever grateful for our one-year-old miracle, weighing in at over 20 lbs, walking, giggling, and calling everything “dada.” We cannot even begin to understand the “behind the scenes” time, research, and sleepless nights that contributed to his success. We are very thankful for the research funded by the March of Dimes that helped our now healthy bundle of love thrive. We owe everything to the amazing medical teams and research along the way and the love and dedication of all of Clyde’s biggest fans, his family.


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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