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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Quad Cities

Raised to date:
$83,389
Our goal: $127,000
 
Modern Woodman Park
209 S. Gaines St. , Davenport, IA 52802
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3.25 miles
Modern Woodman Park
209 S. Gaines St.
Davenport, IA 52802
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

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 1,500 people at the Quad Cities 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 Saturday, April 28th This event wouldn't be possible without our amazing event chair, Mellissa Wood! Her and our presenting sponsor, UnityPoint Health-Trinity, have been a force for shaping this event and their support and partnership with the March of Dimes is crucial to our mission and the success of this event. Don’t forget to sign all kids up for the HERO run that takes place right before the walk begins. Make sure to hang around after the walk for the UnitedHealthcare sponsored Family Fun Zone - complete with games, face painters, balloon animals, activities, and a bounce house!

 

NEW LOCATION for 2018. Please join us at Modern Woodmen Park.

Registarion begins at 8:00am

Kids Super Hero Run at 8:50am

Walk/run begins at 9:00am

 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $83,389 *(As of Friday, Jul 20, 2018)

Raised: $83,389

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Sarah Troutwine
$9,000
2
Lindsey Remus
$7,000
3
Top Shape Gym
$2,458
Top family teams
 
1
Addies Angels
$9,146
2
Team Remus Twins
$8,846
3
TeamSuperSam
$3,245
Top non-family teams
 
1
Lexus of Quad Cities
$3,797
2
Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors - Alexander Stopulos
$2,401
3
UnityPoint Health- Trinity
$2,384
 
*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 Remus Family

 
In 2012, we were thrilled to be expecting for the first time. At our first OB appointment we were in for a surprise– I was pregnant with twins! Suddenly, not only were we thrilled, but also nervous and excited too. When we met with my doctor after the ultrasound, the appointment took an unexpected turn when he noticed something about our baby B. There was an excessive amount of fluid surrounding the baby, especially around the head and neck area– which could be a sign of various genetic abnormalities. He referred us onto a high risk physician for a more in-depth ultrasound. They too found reason to believe that baby B might be in danger, and recommended that we focus on saving baby A. In our hearts we knew that this wasn’t the right decision for us, and we opted for a second opinion– a different doctor and having a CVS to check for any genetic abnormalities that baby B might have. Thankfully, these test results came back completely clear. In early October, about two months before my due date, I started noticing some increasing swelling, lightheadedness, and headaches, but really thought that this was just part of a normal twin pregnancy. On October 9th, I realized that I hadn’t felt the babies move much that day. I called Dr. Hwang, and he wanted me to come to the hospital. Upon arrival, my blood pressure was extremely elevated, and they told me I wasn’t leaving until after I had the babies. I was admitted, and over the next three days I was given two rounds of steroids to help with the babies’ lung development, and put on a magnesium sulfate drip because of the pre-eclampsia that I had. On October 12, my blood pressure still hadn't improved, and I was taken in for a C-section. Our daughter Alyvia was born at 12:50pm weighing 3 lbs., 8 oz., and our son Ayden was born at 12:51pm at 2 lbs., 11 oz. At just 30 weeks gestation, they were whisked away to the NICU. Alyvia and Ayden spent the next weeks in the hospital. They were given surfactant to help their lungs, CPAP oxygen support, NG feeding tubes, and countless other tests and equipment. After 38 days Alyvia was discharged, and Ayden came home 11 days later. Alyvia has continued to have minimal effects of her early arrival. Ayden did have fluid on his brain while in the NICU, and we have continued to keep close watch on his growth and development. He still sees a neurologist in Iowa City for his hydrocephaly, and we also see a pulmonologist to manage his asthma. Alyvia and Ayden are now 5 years old, and we are so grateful for their continued good health and growth. They are doing great in school! We are looking forward to serving as the 2018 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. Lindsey, John, Alyvia and Ayden Remus

Rewards

 
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$100
- Early Bird! raise $100 online by Feb 28 and receive a picture frame magnet
$250
- March for Babies fashion tote OR leather journal + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies computer backpack OR picnic blanket tote + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies hat + round beach towel OR yoga mat + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies hat + Igloo Cooler OR terri hoodie + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies hat + travel duffel OR insulated jacket + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies hat + sport couch OR Under Armour jacket + event t-shirt
 
 

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