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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


Greater Kansas City

Raised to date:
Our goal: $585,000
Paige Field at Sprint Campus
117th & Nall , Overland Park, KS 66211
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018 11:00 AM
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 11:00 AM
Walk distance: 1.5 miles
Paige Field at Sprint Campus
117th & Nall
Overland Park, KS 66211
NEW LOCATION IN 2018!! 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 without each one of you! The 2018 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, April 29, 2018, more than 8,000 individuals will come together at Paige Field to support the March of Dimes. Our goal is to raise a total of $585,000 for a healthier future for babies.
Join us at Paige Field - near 117th & Nall in Overland Park - at our Festival Area, which opens at 9:00 am. Superhero Sprint begins at 10:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies start at 11:00 a.m. – Walk begins at 11:15 a.m. Festival activities and award announcements continue until close at 1:00 p.m. We will continue our Superhero Sprint this year for all of our amazing kids (ages 1-10)! The Superhero Sprint is a kids “fun run” that puts the March of Dimes “mission in motion." With each registration, all kids receive a cape (while supplies last), and the opportunity to run in the Superhero Sprint that will start at 10:00 a.m. HELPFUL DOCUMENTS:

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $191,847 *(As of Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018)

Raised: $191,847

Top fundraisers
Deb Stockwell
Rebecca Keunen
Emily Webster
Top family teams
Stockwell Family
B+C Webster
Team Ben and Drew
Top non-family teams
St. Luke's Hospital NICU
Zeta Phi Beta - Omega Iota Zeta
Amerigroup Wellness
*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



Marc and Catherine Middleton were excited to be expecting their second baby in late 2013. Catherine was still in the first trimester of her pregnancy when routine lab tests showed something could be wrong with the baby’s growth. The Middletons had similar lab results during their first pregnancy with daughter, Sophie, but she was delivered full-term. Doctors ordered Catherine to continue regular prenatal visits and increased the frequency of her sonograms so they could monitor the baby, but didn’t have immediate concerns. At 18 weeks, the Middletons learned their baby was a boy, who was growing well and all was going according to plan. Just 6 weeks later, baby’s growth had dropped dramatically and the medical team admitted Catherine to the hospital immediately. Doctors monitored both mom and baby closely for several days, and then sent Catherine home on bedrest with instructions to keep track of baby’s activity with kick counts. At 25 weeks, the baby’s movement stopped. Doctors found his heartbeat, but there was no movement. The Middletons were told their baby might be stillborn if he was not delivered immediately and they opted for an emergency C-section. On May 6, 2014, Deacon Middleton weighed just about a pound and was only a foot long when he was born. Deacon spent 90 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) growing and learning to breathe and eat on his own. The Middletons watched Deacon struggle for weeks before they could even hold him for the first time. They are thankful for the Surfactant therapy which helped Deacon’s immature lungs to breathe and for kangaroo care which allowed Deacon to have skin-to-skin contact with his parents to help him bond and grow stronger. These were made possible thanks to research and programs funded by March of Dimes. On August 4, 2014 Deacon left the hospital when he was 3 months old, still weighing less than 6 pounds. He went home with oxygen, a heart monitor, feeding supplements and therapies. Today he is a happy, healthy three-year-old who loves Ninja Turtles, dancing, swimming and following his big sister everywhere!


- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
- Early Bird! raise $100 online by Feb 28 and receive a picture frame magnet
- 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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