Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Knox County and Daviess County

Raised to date:
$10,224
Our goal: $60,000
 
Vincennes Univiversity
1002 N 1st Street , Vincennes, IN 47591
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:15 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:15 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Vincennes Univiversity
1002 N 1st Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
 
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Knox county is April 8th at Don Bell rec Center on the VU Campus is the registration point for the 2017 Knox County March for Babies. Daviess County will be held on May 6th at the National Guard Armory 500 N.E. 6th St. Washington, IN 47501.
 
Don Bell rec Center on the VU Campus is the registration point for the 2017 Knox County March for Babies. Every year more than 300 walkers and sponsors help the lives of our smallest citizens by walking in the Knox County March for Babies. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On May 6th at 9:00 am registration will be at the National Guard Armory 500 N.E. 6th St. Washington, IN 47501 for the Washington Indiana March for Babies
 

Event progress* *(As of Friday, Mar 24, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
SODEXO Food
$224
2
Jenny Kay's
$62
3
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
$52
Top family teams
 
1
On Eden's Wings
$500
2
Gilmore Triplets
$411
3
A Fighting Chance - Vincennes
$230
Top fundraisers
 
1
Heather Gough
$500
2
Michael Arnett
$222
3
Brie Joyce
$205
 
*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

 
 
 

The Gough Family

 
Hi, my name is Heather Gough and my family and I are honored to be the 2017 ambassador family. While I know, everyone may have different reasons for supporting the March of Dimes, one of my reasons is currently sitting on my lap. But that really isn't where my story begins. In December 2013, my husband and I found I was pregnant, with our first child. My pregnancy progressed normally with the expected morning sickness and a growing belly. We were overjoyed to find out that we were expecting a little girl who we decided to name Eden Kay. Eden was to be named after her grandma, whose middle name is Kaye. Along with being named after Neal's father's first daughter Sharon Kay who was stillborn in 1970. As the pregnancy progressed we found out that she was in a breech position, and if she didn't turn I would be scheduled for a C-section. In the next few weeks she remained in the breech position so a C-section was scheduled for September 3rd. However, on August 28th during our final routine checkup at 39 weeks we learned that our baby girl, Eden no longer had a heartbeat. The news was totally unexpected and devastating, our world had been turned upside down. There was no indication that anything was wrong. We entered the hospital l that night to be induced, knowing that outcome was not going to be the joyous occasion as we had expected. Our angel baby, Eden was stillborn 12 hours later on August 29th. It was then that we learned that cord was around her neck several times. Otherwise, she was an absolutely perfect, beyond beautiful baby girl. We briefly held our baby girl and said our good­ byes. The weeks following were very difficult. We laid our angel baby Eden to rest by her aunt Sharon whom she is named after. We know that God has a plan and everything happens for a reason and there will be a day that we will hold our angel again. We feel by sharing our story and supporting the efforts of the March of Dimes Eden has a purpose. In July 2015, we learned that we were expecting again. We were beyond blessed to find out we were having a boy this time. This pregnancy was far different not only emotionally but physically as well. My placenta was not functioning properly and he was growing slowly as a result. I also had low amniotic fluid and became dehydrated. As I approached 33 weeks it was questionable if he could thrive under the conditions he was in. He was extremely small for his gestational age and I had been hospitalized many times thus far. At 33 weeks, I was given Surfactant injections to aid in his development in case he needed to be delivered early. I was closely monitored twice a week with stress test and ultrasounds. At 37 weeks, it was decided that was as far as they were comfortable letting me go. So, at 37 weeks on February 15th our precious baby boy Camden Michael arrived weighing 4lbs 8 oz. He had no difficulty breathing and required no assistance whatsoever, he went home with us as planned. He is our little miracle that we are beyond thankful for each and every day. So, we not only support the March of Dimes in memory of our angel baby Eden Kay but also in celebration of the life saving measures that brought us our healthy son Camden. We invite you to join our family in supporting the March of Dimes and babies worldwide. Please consider joining us for the 2017 March for Babies on Saturday April 8th at Vincennes University. For more information please visit http://www.marchforbabies.org/event/488 OR email mball@marchofdimes.org or call (812) 266-6004.
 

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Thank you to our local sponsors

Gold
Sodexo
Vincennes University
Silver
Duke Energy
Old National Bank
Jay C Food stores
Media
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