Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


Quad Cities

Raised to date:
Our goal: $150,000
Rock Island Arsenal Park Pavillion
1 Rock Island Arsenal , Rock Island, IL 61201
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3.25 miles
Rock Island Arsenal Park Pavillion
1 Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61201
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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!
All walkers and Runners over the age of 16 MUST HAVE A VALID ID, to get onto the Arsenal. You may enter the Arsenal through the Moline, Il & Rock Island ,Il Entrance.

Event progress* *(As of Monday, Jun 26, 2017)

Top non-family teams
UnitedHealthcare Services
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - Mu Chi Lambda
UnityPoint Health- Trinity
Top family teams
Avery Dean
Top fundraisers
Top Shape Gym
Amie Chantos
Natasha lee
*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 King Family

In 2016, we were overwhelmed with joy to learn that we were expecting a baby girl. Our oldest daughter Adalyn couldn’t wait to become a big sister! While a subchorionic hemorrhage caused some complications, everything was going along smoothly until 26 weeks gestation. The day of Addy’s birthday party I wasn’t feeling well, and headed to the hospital without realizing that I was in labor. My water broke while I was there, but fortunately I stabilized enough that the doctors were able to transfer me to the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Once I was there, I was prepped for an emergency c-section, and our daughter Lillian was born weighing only 1 lb., 9 oz. on June 5, 2016. She was quickly transferred to the UI Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and placed into their Bay 1 area– the area of the NICU that is reserved for the most critical infants. The first day in the NICU she was given the name “Tiger Lilly” because she was such a fighter. Lilly’s journey in the NICU was certainly like being on a rollercoaster, full of up and down days. She had a PDA ligation done after medication didn’t help it close on its own, and she was also diagnosed with chronic lung disease. One night after her breathing was off, an echo was performed and they found that she had severe pulmonary hypertension. The right side of her heart was enlarged from working so hard, and they ordered a cath procedure on September 6. During this 7 hour surgery, they were able to balloon 4 of the 5 veins, and were hopeful that this would help Lilly. She was diagnosed with PVS- a progressive and serious condition of the heart where the narrowing of the pulmonary veins deprived the heart of essential oxygen. Lilly had some good days that followed, and there was even talk of her receiving a tracheotomy and a g-tube to help her heal and grow. But her lungs just couldn’t support her breathing needs, as one completely collapsed and the other was mostly collapsed. The doctors tried one more heart cath procedure on October 14, and they placed 3 stents in, and ballooned the other two veins. Unfortunately, her body just wasn’t as strong as her soul, and our Lilly passed away on October 16, 2016 at 4 and a half months old. We are proud to be serving as the 2017 Quad Cities March for Babies Ambassador Family, and to be giving back to a foundation that has given us so much. Sharing our story will help bring awareness to the importance of the March of Dimes and their mission, while also raising essential funds to support their life-saving research. Christy, Jason, Adalyn and *Lillian* King


- 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

UnityPoint Health- trinity
United Healthcare
Modern Woodman
Great Southern Bank
Jumers Casion & Hotel
Lexus of Quad Cities
Vibrant credit union
State Farm Insurance
Mercy Clinton
QC times