Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Lake/Sumter County

Raised to date:
$103,267
Our goal: $200,000
 
Lake/Sumter
National Training Center 1935 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, FL 34711
Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017
Registration: 7:00AM  |  Start: 8:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Lake/Sumter
National Training Center 1935 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
 
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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 Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
Central Florida Health
$16,232
2
Lake County Sheriff's Office
$5,622
3
LSSC Lakehawks
$3,814
Top family teams
 
1
Team Jon David
$2,542
2
Croys4Babies
$1,257
3
Felicity's Family and Friends
$231
Top fundraisers
 
1
Peyton Grinnell
$5,000
2
Melissa Barnes
$2,806
3
Jean Martin
$2,352
 
*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

 
 
 

Justus Torres

 
Raquel was so excited to meet her baby boy around Thanksgiving in 2006. But, on September 3rd, Justus was born at 28 weeks, weighing just over 3 pounds. The following day Justus’ weight dropped to less than 2 pounds. He spent over two months in the newborn intensive care unit in the hospital and was treated for two brain bleeds, four blood transfusions, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA infection, and sepsis. He had feeding challenges and breathing issues. "Thanks to the March of Dimes for funding vital research that has led to discoveries such as surfactant therapy which helped save Justus and other premature babies across the nation," said Raquel. "Justus is now an active 10-year old and has so much energy. He has good grades in school, a brown belt in Taekwondo and enjoys gymnastics. He is affectionate and loves helping others. Justus dreams to be a K-9 police officer. With his determination, he will make this happen. Every so often he makes my heart want to pop out my chest but to see all he has accomplished is a blessing. Justus loves life!" Raquel and Justus are serving as the 2017 March for Babies Lake/Sumter Ambassadors to raise awareness. They thank you for fundraising for March for Babies so that the March of Dimes can help give a fighting chance for every baby.

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

Gold
ERA Grizzard Real Estate
South Lake Hospital
Silver
Central Florida Health
Lassiter Ware
Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, Inc.
Bronze
Business Techs, Inc.
Insight Credit Union
The Closing Boutique, LLC
United Southern Bank
Media
Daily Commercial
Akers Media
Red Apples Media