MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Silicon Valley

Raised to date
$152,645
Our goal $300,000
 
CEFCU Stadium
1257 S 10th St , San Jose, CA 95112
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 9:30 AM
 
Date: May 11, 2024
Event Time: 09:30 AM
Registration Time: 7:30AM
Location:
1257 S 10th St , San Jose, CA 95112
CEFCU Stadium

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

March for Babies is a campaign to rally millions of Americans in the collective effort to transform the health of all families.

It is more than a march, it’s America’s larger call to action to ensure that all families get the healthy start they deserve!

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. 

You’re taking action for all families throughout their pregnancy journey by raising critical funds to help March of Dimes continue research, programs, support and advocacy so families get the best possible start.

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

See you at March for Babies!

  • 7:30 AM Registration
  • 9:00 AM Program
  • 9:30 AM Superhero Sprint Sponsored by Stanford Medicine Children's Health 
  • 9:45 AM MARCH FOR THE HEALTH OF ALL MOMS AND BABIES

Then join us back at the celebration site for more fun! And don’t forget to celebrate with things like stroller decorating,

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $152,645 RAISED (As of Monday, Jun 17, 2024)

Raised: $152,645

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Mary Bufton
$11,304
2
David Marinez
$1,767
3
Katie Sauk
$1,509
4
Camie VanKeuren
$1,047
5
Falisha Ornelas
$938
Top family teams
 
1
Marching for Mark
$11,407
2
Nixon
$1,826
3
Micro Ninjas
$1,509
4
Man Cub Fight Club
$1,047
5
Gem & Jaz Twinkies
$882
Company, School & Org
 
1
CISCO MARCH FOR BABIES FUNDRAISING
$29,701
2
ALPHA PHI ALPHA - CA
$2,392
3
KAISER PERMANENTE - SANTA CLARA
$2,245
4
BANK OF AMERICA - MONTEREY BAY VALLEY
$2,040
5
BANK OF AMERICA - CENTRAL VALLEY SOUTH
$1,402
 
 
*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!
 

2024 San Francisco Ambassador Family

 

 

Octavia Otenyo and Victoria

My husband and I have three NICU graduates, including girl - boy twins: Octavia and Otenyo, and another girl, our youngest, Victoria. The twins were born in July of 2022; and because three newborns sounded so much more fun than just twin newborns, we welcomed our daughter Victoria into the world the following July. If you’re doing the math, yes, they are a year apart and yes, we go through a lot of diapers! Our journey to the NICU started when my water broke unexpectedly at 24 weeks and 2 days into my pregnancy with the twins. Luckily, I wasn’t in labor, but Octavia’s water sack had broken so I was put on immediate bedrest. When my labor started 5 days later, my OB said let’s try something. The plan then unfolded that we would deliver Octavia naturally, and if Otenyo was not in distress, he would stay inside. Remarkably, that’s what happened. Octavia was born at 1:00 am at 25 weeks weighing 1 pound 8 oz. Despite being in labor, my son was content, and he remained inside. However, 81 hours later, my son was born at 25 weeks and 3 days by a semi-emergent c-section and weighing 1 pound 11 oz at birth. Throughout their stay, 101 days for Otenyo and 117 for Octavia, the babies went through the gamut of breathing machines, diagnoses, procedures, infections, you name it. Thanks to the phenomenal care they received, today, Octavia and Otenyo are happy, healthy, and growing 19 monthers and their smiles light up our home. That light got even brighter when we added Victoria to our family. She was born at 36 weeks and 3 days weighing 6 lbs 11 ounces. Victoria had a brief NICU stay; and of course, she received excellent care and got to return to us a few days later. We joked that Victoria had heard so many wonderful things about the NICU, she wanted to see it for herself. Today, Victoria is 7 months old and thriving. Our family is now complete.

 

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