MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Hudson Valley/Dutchess County

Raised to date
$36,205
Our goal $50,000
 
Virtual Event
Virtual , Virtual, NY 10917
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:00 AM
 
Date: April 25, 2021
Event Time: 10:00 AM
Registration Time: 9:35AM
Location:
Virtual , Virtual, NY 10917
Virtual Event

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!
This year, March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ has a bold new vision. More than just a walk, it’s your entry into making a visible difference in your community now and for generations to come.
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.

We are proud to welcome Toyota as the Official Vehicle Sponsor of the 2021 Greater NY/NJ March for Babies! Click HERE for a message from Toyota.

Click here to view the NY/NJ March for Babies Virtual Experience E-Journal
Click here to view the NY/NJ March for Babies Virtual Experience Pre-Show

FAMILY CUP CHALLENGE

Calling all Family and Friends Teams to join us in the inaugural 2021 March for Babies: A Mother of a MovementTM Family Cup Challenge!

The inaugural Family Cup Challenge unites Family and Friends Teams in their desire to support the March of Dimes. Participating teams work together to inspire and engage others in the movement and raise funds, while also competing against each other to earn the title of the inaugural March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement Family Cup Challenge Champion!

Join us today
 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $36,205 RAISED (As of Thursday, May 23, 2024)

Raised: $36,205

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Perry Kimlin
$4,375
2
Kathryn Freeman
$2,119
3
Tom Grimaldi
$2,103
4
Kristina Mulligan
$1,225
5
Chris Kehnle
$1,175
Top family teams
 
1
Team Freemans
$2,119
2
Tiny But Mighty Flynn
$1,251
3
Abby & Quinn
$556
4
Patrick's Posse
$532
5
Sierra And Sydney
$313
Company, School & Org
 
1
SIGMA GAMMA RHO - NY
$2,272
2
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
$2,133
3
JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA - NY
$1,099
4
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - NY
$627
5
KIWANIS - NY DISTRICT
$361
 
 
*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 FAMILY

 

 

Tornatore Family Story

Our sons, Leo Vincent and Luca John were born on Saturday, February 4, 2017, four months too soon at 1 lb 10 oz and 1 lb 9 oz respectively. Affectionately becoming known as Leo the Lion and Luca Bear, they fought as hard as they could and we were ready to fight alongside them. Unfortunately, the burden was too much for Leo's small body to bare and we received the shock of our lives when he suddenly passed away five days after birth on February 9, 2017. Luca fought long and hard for six and a half weeks in the NICU receiving numerous transfusions, surgeries and procedures. However, his body became too weak and he passed peacefully in our arms on March 21, 2017. Having to say goodbye to a preemie is a tragedy that no parent should ever have to face, but sadly loss is often a part of the premature journey. Although cut too short, every minute of Leo and Luca's life was beautiful and we are proud to be their parents. Please join us this year and walk alongside in remembrance of our little superheroes. Together, we are not only keeping the memory of Leo and Luca alive but making a difference in the lives of so many families by helping to give every baby a fair chance for a healthy full term birth. Also, ready to run past us all is younger sister, Lia, born on October 11, 2018 and named in honor of her two big brothers and guardian angels. She is so excited to cross the finish line in support of such a beautiful cause. Leo and Luca were joined this year by their "Poopa", John Porcelli Sr. Thank you to all who have donated in his honor. We know the three of them are together in heaven, having a ball. As always, thank you all for the love and support, Pete, Laura and Lia Tornatore

 

NATIONAL PARTNERS

Publix Logo Gerber Logo HCA Healthcare Logo

Thank you to our local sponsors

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