Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Greater Portland

Raised to date:
$100,036
Our goal: $165,000
 
USM Sullivan Complex
66 Falmouth Street , Portland, ME 04102
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:00 AM
 
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
USM Sullivan Complex
66 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04102
 
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We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!
 
Route will wind through campus and through Deering Oaks Park. Looking forward to seeing all of our friends at the NICU Reunion in Deering Oaks Park in our March for Babies Celebrate zone!
 

Event progress* *(As of Thursday, Apr 27, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
MMC- NICU/CCN
$10,231
2
Hannaford Retail Team
$2,742
3
MMC - Mother Baby
$1,841
Top family teams
 
1
Team Garron
$9,443
2
Team Thomas & Raphael
$4,481
3
The Emma Jean Team
$2,597
Top fundraisers
 
1
Aubrey Martin
$4,875
2
Mike Leding
$3,369
3
Kristin, Jon & Ryan
$3,216
 
*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

 
 
 

2017 Greater Portland Ambassador Angus Omeara

 
Angus “Gus” O’Meara was born at 27 weeks during second trimester bleeding. Mom was diagnosed with complete placenta previa with an accreta of unknown attachment. Weighting in large for his gestation, he was born at 2lbs. 14oz. Stretched out as far as his little body could handle, he measured 14ins. As parents, we were extremely nervous to have a baby born that early, and were even more surprised and not prepared to see his fragile body. During the first few days, Gus underwent several PIC lines, a blood transfusion, and dramatically dropped in weight. He was intubated twice. He survived the worst, and continued his stay at the hospital for 57 days. We survived, but not without emotional trauma. The best coping skill was our skin to skin time with him. We would sometimes stay up to 16 hours a day just to be able to hold him for a few minutes, sacrificing time at home with our other 3 children and time with each other. Gus’ lungs were always a concern because of under development, but it was clear that since I was able to receive the Surfactant, he was off to a better start than imagined. We understand now that the re search and development of this initiative was due to March of Dimes. We joined March of Dimes to give back, but very quickly we learned we were continuously being blessed by the stories, the community, and the support. As, Ambassadors, we strive to continuously educate people about the meaning behind this organization, support new families into a club they didn’t opt for, and teach our children the value of serving within your community. Today, Gus enjoys riding his balance bike, reading long stories and playing with trucks. He loves snuggle times and asks for it often. He also has a special love of music and, to our surprise, dances rather well considering his genes. He will be 3 in April.

Incentives

 
$50
- Early Bird! $50 online by 2/28/17
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March of Dimes tumbler or carry all tote + event t-shirt
$500
- March of Dimes cooler or hooded t-shirt + event t-shirt
$1,000
- Champion for Babies hat + 1/4 zip pullover OR polo + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies hat + backpack OR rain jacket + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies hat + sports chair OR jacket + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies hat + rolling suitcase OR wagon + event t-shirt
 
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Thank you to our national sponsors

Kmart logo Famous Footwear logo Macy's logo Cigna logo HCA Healthcare logo Publix logo

Thank you to our local sponsors

Signature
Hannaford
Platinum
Barbara Bush Children
Gold
Key Private Bank
Hollywood Casino
Silver
Maine General
Q97.9
Courier Publications
Emera