Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


First Coast

Raised to date:
Our goal: $800,000
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N , Jacksonville, FL 32211
Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
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GET EXCITED! The 2017 March for Babies is in a NEW location. We are thrilled to announce March for Babies will be held at Jacksonville University, starting and finishing on Dolphin Green along the St. Johns River. Lace up your sneakers, bring your friends and family, and come out to walk with us on Saturday, May 6th! Festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. and the walk will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Food, fun and music for the whole family! Dogs will also be allowed, but make sure they are on a leash at all times. For more information, or general inquiries about day of activities and how to start a team, please contact Ericha Spaur at Espaur@marchofdimes.org. We hope to see you there!

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

Top non-family teams
Deer Lake - GMO&MO - Preemie Power
Sunshine Health Jacksonville
Southside - Powerful Preemies
Top family teams
love to last a lifetime...
Family & Friends Race For Emily Grace
Eden and Elliot
Top fundraisers
Michael Sheridan
Leesa Askew
Kevin Ryan
*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 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 14-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.


- 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

Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Orange Park Medical Center
Memorial Hospital
Wells Fargo
Florida Blue
Baptist Health
Brooks Rehabilitation
Sunshine Health