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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Albuquerque

Raised to date:
$74,267
Our goal: $125,000
 
North Domingo Baca Park
7521 Carmel Ave NE , Albuquerque, NM 87113
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:30 AM
 
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Registration: 7:30AM  |  Start: 8:30 AM
Walk distance: 3.1 miles
North Domingo Baca Park
7521 Carmel Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

Timeline of the Albuquerque March for Babies:

·         7:30 AM: Registation Opens – Participants begin arriving

·         7:30AM – 8:30AM: FUN FUN FUN!

·         8:30 AM: Super Hero Sprint Begins

·         8:45 AM: Opening Ceremonies at Stage

·         9:00 AM: Walk Begins

 

FAQ’s:

1.       What time do I arrive for Super Hero Sprint? Please arrive no later than 8:00AM to check in for Super Hero Sprint on the concourse. Your child will receive a free superhero cape.  From there a volunteer will direct you to the field to line up in your child’s age group to being the Super Hero Sprint at 8:30AM.

2.       Does my team have to register on-site to walk? You do not have to visit the registration booth unless you have funds to deposit or you are picking up incentive shirts. No registration is required.

3.       How do I receive a t-shirt? Any participant who raises $100 receives a March of Dimes t-shirt. We will have the t-shirts at registration.

4.       What entrance do I use? Please refer to the route map for parking and entrance directions

5.       Can I bring my dog to the walk? Yes; however, all dogs must be on a leash at all times, supervised, and cleaned up after. North Domingo Baca Park does have a dog park!

6.       Where should I tell my team to meet?  You can tell your team to meet at the front of the stage, at your team tent, March of Dimes community tent

7.       If I do not have a team tent where can I go before the walk? The March of Dimes hosts a community tent for your team, please feel free to visit this FREE tent to grab water/snacks

8.       What activities are there before the walk?  Our Kid's Zone offers a fun zone of face painting, games, and the playground.

9.       How long is the route? The long route is a 5k (3.1 miles), and the short route is 1 mile. Feel free to walk the length you want o.

10.   How will I know if the event is canceled due to weather? Please update your information on your fundraising page – we will send out emails and also call each participant with a rainy day plan/cancellation. We walk rain or shine unless severe weather!

 

This spring, you'll be joining thousands of people in cities across the country for March for Babies and helping to raise critical funds to support research, advocacy and programs for the health of all moms and babies.

At March for Babies we come together to empower, honor, and advocate for moms, families and babies everywhere.

Thank you for joining our community— we can’t do it without you!

We can’t wait to see you at March for Babies.

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Join us at this family-friendly, spacious park.

 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $74,267 *(As of Sunday, May 26, 2019)

Raised: $74,267

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Alden Gilligan
$5,319
2
Jennifer Walters
$2,776
3
Kelly FL
$2,753
Top family teams
 
1
Gilligan Twins
$5,512
2
Over the Hill
$1,050
3
Baby Trooper
$968
Top non-family teams
 
1
RiskSense
$6,301
2
Perinatal Associates of New Mexico
$5,782
3
Alpha Phi Alpha - NM
$4,041
 
*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 Nevada Family

HENRY'S STORY On February 19th, 2018 at 35 weeks pregnant, I went to L&D for a severe headache and vertigo. Those symptoms turned out to be preeclampsia that had characteristics of HELLP Syndrome. After some discussion, it was decided that our son needed to come out five weeks early and would be unable to receive steroid shots to help his lungs as I have a severe allergy to similar steroids. After 38 hours of induced labor, on February 21st, 2018, Henry Charles came screaming into the world at 5lbs. 7oz. with a true knot in his cord and it wrapped around his neck, twice. The knot been there for some time as there was a fat deposit between the placenta and the knot; by some miracle it did not affect Henry's growth or oxygen in utero, nor did it pose an issue during the labor process. From there, the NICU team swooped in to help stabilize him as he struggled to breathe. Due to the magnesium I was given in labor, Henry had intense tachypnea which made it even harder for his underdeveloped lungs to function. He was placed on a CPAP machine for his first 24 hours, and then moved to a high-flow oxygen cannula. His little body was so overwhelmed we could only touch him with two fingers. Any more than that and his heartrate would tank, his breathing would become erratic, and all of the alarms would sound, sending nurses scrambling to help. That first few days, we learned that his primary issues were going to be normalizing his breathing, stabilizing his oxygen saturation, and coordinating his suck/swallow/breathe pattern for feedings, all things typical to a 35 week preemie. Because he was so fragile, we didn't get to hold him until his fourth day of life, and even then, it was brief. I was discharged from the hospital on day five. Nothing prepares you to drive away, leaving your infant in the hospital, knowing that even if you took him home with you, he would certainly die. It was devastating. For the next 22 days, Henry healed and grew in the NICU. There were good days and bad days, days with ten steps forward, and days with five steps back. We battled to get him to breathe normally, battled to breastfeed, cried when he had to go under the bili-lights for jaundice, and celebrated his first bath. He underwent respiratory therapy, dozens of pokes and IV changes, NG tube placement, and an echocardiogram. Words can’t describe the amazing support and education we received from the NICU staff during his stay, but we will always remember our time there as a time where we were enveloped by kindness and encouragement. Today, Henry is a thriving, happy baby who just turned a year old. Despite his early entrance, we have been incredibly fortunate that he has not had many lasting effects from his prematurity. He struggled with reflux, something which is often attributed to extended usage of NG tubes, and he does have a fragile immune system, catching every cold, flu, and stomach bug around. These issues, however minor, are still reminders to us of his difficult start, regardless of how strong he is now. We are thankful beyond measure for this child, and are proud of the strides he has made from that tiny baby who struggled to breathe, to our almost-toddler who loves to growl and roar.


Rewards

 
$100
- Early Bird! “Wear Your Why” button for $100 online by 8 weeks before event
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March for Babies packing cubes OR stainless tumbler + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies beanie OR canvas lunch cooler + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + umbrella OR speaker/tablet stand+event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + duffel OR beach tent + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + fleece jacket OR chair w speaker + event t-shirt
$7,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + rolling cooler OR bungee chair + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies Medal +jumbo block game OR Northface jacket+event t-shirt
 

 

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