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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


Greater Columbus

Raised to date:
Our goal: $400,000
333 West Broad Street , Columbus, OH 43215
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. every year, and each one needs us. The money you raise will be a lifeline for moms and babies near you and across the country. Join more than 6,000 people at the Greater Columbus walk in support of moms at every stage from preconception to post-delivery with research, programs, and education—and it all comes together with a celebration at March for Babies on April 29, 2018. Want to volunteer the day of the event? Great! See our available volunteer options by visiting our link -


Event Day Timeline

  • 9:00AM - Donation Drop-off*/Registration/T-shirt Pick-up Opens on COSI's English Plaza
    • Kids Zone Activities, Memory Garden, #whyIwalk Tent, Entertainment, Food and Sponsor Areas Open
    • *Due to a change in registration procedures we are no longer able to accept coins. For more information about how to turn in your donations can be found here.
  • 9:30AM - Roads along our route begin to close - Broad Street remains open until 10 a.m.
  • 9:40AM - Mike Nicholson Hip-Hop Warm-up
  • 9:50AM - Pre-Walk Ceremony with Cameron Fontana
  • 10:00AM - March for Babies Walk Begins!  (Broad street closes for walk route)
    • 3 - Mile Route featuring HOPE, REMEMBER & CELEBRATE Mission Moments
    • 1 - Mile Route also available
  • 12:00PM – Superhero Sprint Warm-up with Fit4Mom
  • 12:15PM –Superhero Sprint begins - Ages 1-3, 4-6 & 7-10

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $303,291 *(As of Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018)

Raised: $303,291

Top fundraisers
Aaron Pickrell
Kim Sherman
Rich Newsome
Top family teams
Columbus Mothers of Twins Club--CMOTC
Team Girl Power!
Team Jump-Ward
Top non-family teams
Germain Toyota of Columbus
Nationwide Children's Hospital- NICU
Mount Carmel East
*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


Grayson and Scarlett

At 25 weeks and 5 days, Grayson and Scarlett decided they could no longer wait to come into our world. They cried on their own, little cries which suited their 1 pound, 15 ounces, and 2 pound bodies. They were wheeled from the OR to the NICU and into the plastic boxes that I later came to both appreciate and despise. During the 4.5 months they spent in the NICU, I couldn't’t do anything but pray, cry, and learn about prematurity. I realized that many of the treatments we received were direct results of research funded by the March of Dimes. Today, we have two thriving three-year-olds! I am certain we are so fortunate because of the March of Dimes. Your support helps fund research and programs so that one day, all babies will be born healthy at term!


- Early Bird! raise $100 online by Feb 28 and receive a picture frame magnet
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
- March for Babies fashion tote OR leather journal + event t-shirt
- March for Babies computer backpack OR picnic blanket tote + event t-shirt
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
- Champion for Babies hat + round beach towel OR yoga mat + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + Igloo Cooler OR terri hoodie + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + travel duffel OR insulated jacket + event t-shirt
- Champion for Babies hat + sport couch OR Under Armour jacket + event t-shirt

Thank you to our National Sponsors

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Thank you to our local sponsors





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