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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Broward County

Raised to date:
$404,965
Our goal: $1,000,000
 
Nova Southeastern University
3100 Ray Ferrero Blvd. , Davie, FL 33314
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019 8:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019
Registration: 7:00AM  |  Start: 8:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Nova Southeastern University
3100 Ray Ferrero Blvd.
Davie, FL 33314
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

RAIN OR SHINE – We walk for babies! If you have a concern about the weather, please contact the March of Dimes local office, Liesl Mejias or (561) 326-1843.
You can now use code MDIMES or Click Here to get 25% off SMART rides when using Brightline, and we get a portion of the ticket sales!
Go Brightline! Fort additional information please contact Liesl Mejias or (561) 326-1843.

MORE INFO

The March for Babies Village and Walk/Start Line is adjacent to the Don Taft University Center and in front of the Library.

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $404,965 *(As of Saturday, Sep 21, 2019)

Raised: $404,965

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Ultimate's Executive Jail and Bail
$108,858
2
Albert Fils
$4,165
3
Laura Bernstein
$2,579
Top family teams
 
1
A to Zoey
$2,021
2
Lillie's Team
$1,703
3
Yorman Valentin
$1,570
Top non-family teams
 
1
Team Ultimate Software
$110,011
2
Plantation General Hospital
$15,217
3
Envision Team Kids
$8,939
 
*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 Blackman Family

We always wanted to be parents, and we knew that we deserved the chance. Early in our marriage, we learned that we were both carriers to a chronic and devastating genetic disease, so adoption was a great opportunity for us. We were chosen for Alyssa because of my background as a pediatric nurse and our positive outlook on prematurity. Alyssa was born at a little over 29 weeks gestation weighing just over 2 pounds. Looking back, she followed a textbook development of a 30 week ex-preemie with setbacks such as anemia, feeding discrasias, gastro esophageal reflux, and fine motor delays. However, learning to care for, feed, and fully understand a preemie baby is truly a work of art. It took a village, and Alyssa’s village was only complete with the doctors and nurses at MHW where she spent 53 days just over 10 years ago. Maureen, Lovely, Francesca, Cindy: we are indebted to you all! Alyssa’s village expanded after discharge from the hospital, and we are forever grateful to Dr. Budowsky from Children’s Medical Center, the gastroenterologists and pulmonologists at JDCH, and Tina Milian, the finest occupational therapist in the universe from MHW. Mike was inspired by the care we received in the NICU at MHW and the miraculous growth and development of our preemie princess. When Alyssa was born, he was taking classes to enter the nursing profession as a second career. Even before I entered the program, I yearned to make a difference in the lives of preemie parents and to pay it forward. Mike and Jennifer were given a gift, and they agreed to never take their blessings for granted. Mike has been working as a NICU level III RN for 8 years now. His nursing practice is motivated by a combination of my personal and professional experiences. However, his favorite part of nursing shifts is when he tells Alyssa stories to my families and how she continuously seems to come out on top. She is and will always be our super hero. With the support of the March of Dimes, more and more super heroes will emerge and we will continuously ask ourselves, “how do all of these babies defeat the odds the way my Alyssa did?”


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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