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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Las Vegas

Raised to date:
$74,364
Our goal: $135,000
 
Cornerstone Park
1600 Wigwam Pkwy , Henderson, NV 89074
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Registration: 7:30AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3.4 miles
Cornerstone Park
1600 Wigwam Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89074
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

Who will you walk for? Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. every year, and each one needs us. The money we raise will be a lifeline for moms and babies here in Nevada and across the country. Join more than 2000 people at the Cornerstone Park in Henderson for the Nevada walk. Together we support moms. From 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 21, 2018. For more information please email Jennifer at jgibbs@marchofdimes.org or call 702.806.4154

 

At March for Babies we will HOPE, REMEMBER & CELEBRATE together, by making the lifesaving mission of the March of Dimes come alive. DIRECTIONS: Take the Stephanie exit off I-215 and head west. Make a left on Wigwam Pkwy. Cornerstone Park entrance is approximately 1/2 mile on the West Side (right side). Parking is limited and additional approved parking is located at the RC Willey off of Stephanie (20 N Stephanie St, Henderson, NV 89074). Please park closest to the street. This event is pet friendly. All pets must be on leash and be up to date on vaccines.

 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $74,364 *(As of Monday, Jul 16, 2018)

Raised: $74,364

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Mike Walker
$6,414
2
Kristyn Lindsey
$3,306
3
Zakisha Thomas
$3,001
Top family teams
 
1
W. J. C. Champions for Babies
$3,306
2
Brayden Kole
$2,798
3
The Desert Dimes
$870
Top non-family teams
 
1
Alpha Phi Alpha - Las Vegas
$6,517
2
Zeta Phi Beta - Pi Pi Zeta Chapter
$3,001
3
Expedia Las Vegas
$2,884
 
*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

 
 
 

Family

 
Declan Efros was scheduled to arrive the week of Thanksgiving. One day in early November, mom Rachel became concerned when she didn’t feel the baby move or kick. Rachel and her husband Ryan rushed to the hospital and were told that the baby wasn’t getting enough oxygen. Declan was born just 30 minutes later. Declan didn’t breathe for the first eight minutes of his life. Fortunately, the doctors and nurses were able to get air into his tiny lungs with the help of medical equipment. Declan had so many IVs and tubes attached to him that Rachel and Ryan were unable to hold him or hear his first cry for one excruciating, exhausting week. Once Declan was able to breathe unassisted, he remained on oxygen for several weeks. Declan’s two month stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was a bumpy one. Just as one challenge resolved, another arose. He had problems with his respiratory system, digestive tract and liver. At one point he was quarantined for a few weeks with a rare virus. Eventually, Declan was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes a thick, sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Declan required special breathing treatments to keep his lungs clear and enzymes to help absorb nutrients. He also needed to have a feeding tube surgically placed before being discharged from the NICU. Despite all the challenges, Declan smiles through his hours of breathing treatments and hands-on care. He constantly teaches his parents that joy can be found amid some of life’s greatest challenges. The March of Dimes provided comfort and support to the family throughout Declan’s time in the NICU. Rachel adds, “This wonderful organization showed us that we are not alone. They organized opportunities for us to connect with other families coping with similar challenges. They arranged for meals in the NICU and event gave us a holiday gift basket.” Rachel and Ryan are also grateful for the 15 doctors monitoring his progress and appreciate nurses everywhere – especially those that come to their home on a regular basis. Sweet Declan has special flirtatious smile reserved just for them!

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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