Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Los Angeles

Raised to date:
$1,177,006
Our goal: $1,755,460
 
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Drive PARKING: $15/vehicle - CASH ONLY!, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:30 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Registration: 6:30AM  |  Start: 8:30 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Drive PARKING: $15/vehicle - CASH ONLY!
Los Angeles, CA 90037
 
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Join this year’s Los Angeles March for Babies Chair, Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG at March of Dimes March for Babies® walk in Exposition Park along with NBC4 Southern California’s “Today in LA” morning news team – Meteorologist Crystal Egger, Co-Anchor Daniella Guzman, Co-Anchor Whit Johnson, Traffic Anchor Holly Hannula – who will host the event and kick off the walk. Join us, as we walk together for stronger, healthier babies. March for Babies is March of Dimes largest fundraiser. Each year nearly 4,000,000 babies are born in the United States and March of Dimes touches each one of them. March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. In the U.S. one in ten babies are born too soon. Babies who survive an early birth may have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and learning disabilities. One day, all babies will be born healthy – but until then we need to walk to raise funds for community programs, advocacy, research, and education. This year more than 7 million supporters will participate in March for Babies in 500 communities nationwide. You can make a difference. Help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies. Start a team with co-workers, family, or friends. Sign up today at www.marchforbabies.org.
 
PARKING: Enter Hoover @ MLK Jr. Boulevard $15/vehicle - CASH ONLY! Please arrive early - heavy traffic
 

Event progress* *(As of Thursday, Aug 25, 2016)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
KPMG Los Angeles
$22,249
2
Team AEG
$17,331
3
UCLA Bruins for Babies
$16,473
Top family teams
 
1
Jordan's Team*91604
$143,137
2
Tenley Team
$31,529
3
Team Horowitz
$10,391
Top fundraisers
 
1
Jordan Horowitz
$143,137
2
Talin Tenley
$31,279
3
Linda Behenna
$14,510
 
*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

 
 
 

2016 National Ambassador Ismael Torres Castrodad

 
Isamari Castrodad had a healthy pregnancy until she was hospitalized for a low level of amniotic fluid. Luckily she learned about premature birth from the March of Dimes and asked questions — because after she was anxious enough to get her fluid levels checked again, her son, Ismael, was born by emergency c-section 5 weeks early. Six days after discharge, he developed jaundice and RSV (a serious lung infection) and was treated in the hospital. He had to be rehospitalized with pneumonia and asthma, but today, Ismael is a charming, healthy 13-year-old from Puerto Rico who plays soccer and loves to sing. He and his family will travel around the country to raise awareness of premature birth and encourage moms to confidently ask questions about their health.

Incentives

 
$50
- Early Bird! $50 online by 2/29/16
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- Tank top or cap+event t-shirt
$500
- Long sleeve t-shirt or tote+event t-shirt
$1,000
- Polo+$25 Macy's/Kmart gift card
$2,500
- Polo+$75 Macy's/Kmart gift card+Disney trip entry
$5,000
- Polo+$150 Macy's/Kmart gift card+Disney trip entry
$10,000
- Polo+$250 Macy's/Kmart gift card+Disney trip entry
 
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Thank you to our national sponsors

Kmart logo Famous Footwear logo Macy's logo Cigna logo United Airlines logo Mission Pharmacal logo

Thank you to our local sponsors

Gold
AEG
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Silver
Children
Melissa
Wanu Water
Bronze
KPMG
Trial Lawyers Charities of Los Angeles
UCLA Healthy System
Media
NBC
Telemundo
Variety
Time Warner Cable Sports
Clear Channel