Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


Greater Kansas City

Raised to date:
Our goal: $600,000
KC Power & Light District
1400 Walnut , Kansas City, MO 64106
Date: Sunday, May 07, 2017 10:00 AM
Date: Sunday, May 07, 2017
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 1 miles
KC Power & Light District
1400 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106
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We walk to give EVERY BABY a fighting chance. Thank you to all of our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight premature birth, birth defects and infant loss. We cannot achieve our mission each of you! The 2017 Greater Kansas City March for Babies will highlight the strength of families affected by premature birth, birth defects and the loss of a child, celebrate the strides we’ve made towards accomplishing our mission, and applaud the fundraising efforts of our donors. On Sunday, May 7, more than 8,000 individuals will come together in the Power & Light District to support the March of Dimes. Our goal is to raise a total of $600,000 for a healthier for all babies. Festival area and registration opens at 8:00am | Opening ceremony begins at 10:00am with the 2+ mile walk immediately following. Parking is available in various downtown parking garages: the Power & Light District garage entering from 13th between Grand and Walnut and the H&R Block building garage.

Event progress* *(As of Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017)

Top non-family teams
St. Luke's Hospital NICU
Alliance Data 4 Babies
Amerigroup Wellness
Top family teams
Team Ben and Drew
Team Mighty Max Wheeler
Stockwell Family
Top fundraisers
Rebecca Keunen
Deb Stockwell
Carla Phillips
*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 Kansas City Mission Family

Meet the Nelsons: Chad, Sarah, Mallory, Drew and Carly. When their first born, Mallory, was 1 year old, Chad and Sarah decided to grow their family and discovered they were having twins. They were thrilled to learn they were having twin boys, yet nervous about the risks and complications of having multiples. At 25 weeks, Sarah developed a condition where one baby’s blood supply was being limited, while the other was being overloaded. It’s called TTTS. Laser surgery corrected the problem, but only temporarily. At 27 weeks, TTTS returned and the babies were delivered that day. Sarah was terrified at the prospect of having two premature babies – but was not ready for the news that one baby would not survive. Baby Benjamin, passed away less than an hour after birth. Chad and Sarah learned that Benjamin was the twin who was overloaded with fluid, causing heart failure. Meanwhile, Baby Andrew was whisked away to the NICU for care. Drew spent 79 days in the NICU before coming home. The Nelsons remember facing the unexpected turns in Drew’s health all while grieving and planning the burial for their other son. Drew came home just before their due date. He was on oxygen and monitors for several months. Today, he is a healthy, ornery 3 year old and now big brother to little sister, Carly.


- Early Bird! $50 online by 2/28/17
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
- March of Dimes tumbler or carry all tote + event t-shirt
- March of Dimes cooler or hooded t-shirt + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + 1/4 zip pullover OR polo + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + backpack OR rain jacket + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + sports chair OR jacket + event t-shirt
- 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

Black & Veatch
HCA Midwest Health
Alliance Data
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Innara Health
Saint Luke
Valorem Consulting
Edelman & Thompson
Shawnee Mission Health
Turner Construction Company
Mix 93.3
KC 102.1
KC Star