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MARCH FOR HEALTHY MOMS AND STRONG BABIES


 

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Raised to date:
$38,043
Our goal: $70,000
 
The Longstreet Clinic
725 Jesse Jewell Parkway , Gainesville, GA 30501
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
The Longstreet Clinic
725 Jesse Jewell Parkway
Gainesville, GA 30501
 
Join Superhero Sprint in this location
Register your little superhero (ages 1-10) in the March for Babies Superhero Sprint! We know your little one will enjoy being a superhero for a day! (superhero's cape included)
 
ABOUT MARCH FOR BABIES

The March for Babies is presented by Longstreet Clinic on April 25

at Longstreet Clinic at 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway Gainesville.  And it’s for everyone in Gainesville and Northeast Georgia!

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.

So come join the fun and bring your family and friends for a great celebration of all the fundraising to lead the fight for the good health of all moms and babies!   Meet our 2019 Ambassador triplets-Max, Maggie and Miller!   Remember it’s a free event and breakfast is provided by Publix, our National Partner. There will be fun activities for the whole family!  We will have a Super Hero Sprint for the children, super heroes, face painting and other family fun activities.  Jerious Norwood, former Atlanta Falcons player, will be there to share his inspiration and warm us with up.  Come meet Jerious!   

 

And don’t forget the Barrel Race at the Rabun Arena on April 14.  Our Kickball Tournament is scheduled for 9/14 and children and adults are all welcome to play!  This year will be our first Annual Bassin’ for Babies a fishing Tournament on Lake Lanier!  More to come on all these events in the Newsletter.

 

 Come out and support any or all of these fun events!   Please call me or email me with anything I can do to help you.  I’m Debbie Childress, the March of Dimes local Development Manager.  You can reach me at 770-548-7988 or dchildress@marchofdimes.org.  Thank you so much!

 

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

Parking is in the garage by The Longstreet Clinic In the event of rain, the March for Babies will be located on the ground floor of the parking deck. We are expecting over 500 people. The route is about 1 mile and you can walk as much or little as you prefer. Registration for the March for Babies will begin at 8L30 am

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $38,043 *(As of Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020)

Raised: $38,043

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Erin Foley
$253
2
Melissa Payne
$125
3
Debbie Childress
$103
Top family teams
 
1
Miracle Maggie 26
$253
2
Amazing GRACEanne
$125
3
Debbie Childress
$103
Top non-family teams
 
1
Gainesville Parks & Recreation
$10
 
*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

 

 

Isla Stoneburg

Isla Magnolia’s Birth Story I, mom, woke up with some right rib pain on Monday 10/22/2018, 28 weeks pregnant. I decided to work from home and rest with my legs up since we had just visited an apple festival the day prior. I called my Dr. and asked to come in for a quick check-up, and received a late afternoon appointment. I brought my mother-in-law, as she lived in NY and had not yet had a chance to hear the baby’s heartbeat. I fully expected the nursing staff to pat me on the head and say “You’re just having growing pains, you’ll be fine”…..boy was I wrong! My blood pressure, which was normally extremely consistent at around 121 (sys) was over 180 and I had protein in my urine. After 6 more blood pressure checks and a basic exam, they sent me to the hospital. Do not pass go….do not collect $100 or a cheeseburger for dinner! We grabbed by husband and father-in-law and headed to the hospital. I was in shock…I felt fine…why was I going to the hospital??? At the hospital, they monitored me for a few hours. My blood pressure was consistently high, lots of urine protein, but the baby was not in distress. I was diagnosed with preeclampsia and checked in to be watched overnight. By the morning, I saw my doctor and was told that I would be staying on hospital bedrest for the next 7 weeks. Another shock….nothing was ready…the nursery wasn’t done…the carseat wasn’t installed….no one at work was ready for me to leave…what was I going to do? The only thing that helped was knowing that Isla was a happy little camper in there! I spent the next 4 days munching on hospital food, befriending the nurses, and trying to convince someone to let me get a shower. I had lots of visitors (friends and doctors), snacks galore, and received 2 rounds of corticosteroids to strengthen Isla’s lungs. I went on short walks to the bathroom and around my bed, but I was dying to go outside! I had a monitor strapped to my belly to track Isla. The poor nurses had to come in often to adjust it because Isla would kick the monitor and then “swim” away from it. The days were long, but at least Isla was safe and happy. Thursday night (10/25), I had incredible back pain on my right side. I assumed it was from the bedrest, but it turned out to be my liver failing. Did you know that your liver can “hurt”? I sure didn’t! After lots of blood work, into the early morning hours of Friday, it was determined that I had developed HELLP syndrome. My doctor arrived around 8am and reviewed my lab work. My kidneys were starting to decline, and the doctor told us that the baby was going to be coming today. Shortly after 9am, Isla Magnolia was born at a whooping 2lbs, 8.6 oz. Isla spent 42 days in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) NICU, where she was loved on and cared for by their incredible staff. From day one, Isla fought hard to grow up! She ended up with a PICline because she pulled out her IV too many times. She started bottle feeding early because she pushed her feeding tube out with her tongue over and over again. She was moved off the cannula to room air by Thanksgiving because she pulled out her canula. She thrived in the NGMC NICU environment. Each day we celebrated the tiny improvements and advancements she made, documenting them along the way. On December 6th, 2018, Isla came home weighing in just over 4lbs and with no major health issues.


Rewards

 
$100
- Early Bird! “Wear Your Why” button for $100 online by 8 weeks before your event
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March for Babies camp mug OR bamboo lunchbox + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies Game Day Jersey OR Game Day Stool + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + pullover OR bluetooth speaker + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + duffel OR fleece + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + vest OR 1/2 zip shirt + event t-shirt
$7,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + rain jacket OR 2-person seat + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + Beats headphones OR heat vest + event t-shirt
 

 

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