Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Milwaukee

Raised to date:
$212,774
Our goal: $258,000
 
Veterans Park
1010 N Lincoln Memorial Drive , Milwaukee, WI 53202
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 2 miles
Veterans Park
1010 N Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
 
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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!
 

Event progress* *(As of Thursday, Jun 29, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
GE Healthcare
$12,953
2
GEHC Supply Chain
$7,997
3
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
$5,209
Top family teams
 
1
Devoted to Dylan
$10,829
2
Leah's Grace
$10,475
3
Alana Giselle
$5,016
Top fundraisers
 
1
Jen and Patrick McGraw
$8,785
2
Manohar Ahuja
$5,222
3
Kaitlyn Scott
$4,067
 
*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 Milwaukee Ambassador Family

 
Leah’s parents were informed at their routine 20-week ultrasound that their daughter had a neural tub (spinal cord) defect. A diagnosis of spina bifida was confirmed a couple of days later. They were immediately referred to the Fetal Concerns Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. They were connected with multiple specialists who helped prepare them for what Leah and her parents may face in the months and years to come. Our daughter, Leah Grace, was welcomed into the world by a NICU team on June 4, 2014. She underwent a variety of tests and evaluations by specialists while in the NICU to evaluate common complications of spina bifida, such as bladder and kidney problems, hydrocephalus, and orthopedic issues. Most babies born with spina bifida have an “open” sac covering their spinal cord defect and require surgery within 24-48 hours of birth. Leah was born with a more rare form called lipomyelomeningocele, which is a fatty mass surrounding the spinal cord, and is skin covered. This was good news in terms of prognosis, and it meant she could wait until an older age for surgery. At 6 months of age, she underwent spinal surgery for “detethering” of her spinal cord. Leah continues to amaze everyone with her abilities. Though she will face lifelong medical challenges, her future looks bright. March of Dimes is instrumental in offering support to families in the NICU, but their mission is so much broader. Their research and efforts to reduce risk of not only prematurity, but also birth defects, is incredibly important to the Schmidt family. Spina bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect. It is the goal of March of Dimes to work so fewer children are born facing these struggles from birth and they too may have the best possible outcomes.

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

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Thank you to our local sponsors

Platinum
GE Healthcare
Gold
Children
Bray  Architects
Silver
Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin
Habush
Johnson Financial Group
Milwaukee Admirals
Baird
Media
CBS 58
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