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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Milwaukee

Raised to date:
$123,192
Our goal: $240,000
 
The Pettit Center
500 South 84th Street , Milwaukee, WI 53214
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 2 miles
The Pettit Center
500 South 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214
 
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ABOUT THIS EVENT
 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $123,192 *(As of Thursday, Apr 18, 2019)

Raised: $123,192

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Amanda and Ryan Gintoft
$3,332
2
John Yentz
$3,093
3
Kaitlyn Scott
$2,402
Top family teams
 
1
Greta Forte Gintoft
$12,695
2
March for Ellie J
$3,030
3
MFB MKE
$2,656
Top non-family teams
 
1
GEHC HR
$2,108
2
Sigma Gamma Rho - Gamma Pi Sigma
$2,024
3
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
$2,010
 
*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 Gintoft Family

We are so grateful and honored to be serving as the 2019 March of Dimes Ambassador Family, and to be giving back to an organization whose mission is inspired by all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. The research conducted via the March of Dimes and the work of so many compassionate medical professionals is a wonderful partnership. The medical advancements provided in part with the March of Dimes has made many prematurity journeys a success. Together, we can make this a reality for many families, and bring hope to those that like our family, have had a loss however, look forward to a bright future where all babies have the opportunity to be born healthy. Our daughter, Greta Forte Gintoft, was born on September 22, 2017 at 23 weeks 4 days. She was 1 lb. 7 oz when she was born and completely healthy, just born too early. Seventeen days later, Greta took a turn for the worse. The doctors and nurses spent six hours of attempting everything they could to stabilize her, but there was nothing more to be done. In the end, she was in septic shock from an infection. We held our daughter while saying goodbye and she died in our arms. It was the first time and the last time that we held her. The doctors do not know what caused the premature labor. With a previous full-term birth and no family history or clinical cause, it remains a mystery. Almost half of preterm births are without known cause. Prematurity and its complications are the number one cause of death for babies globally. The preterm birth rate is 9.8 percent in the US and it’s rising. We walk for the March for Babies order to give all babies a fighting chance. We walk to better understand prematurity so one day it can be prevented. We walk so that no other family has to experience the loss of a child. We ask today that you join us again by leading a team. Your leadership and support are needed, so more babies have the opportunity to go home healthy. Please, will you March with us Saturday, April 27th at the Pettit Center. Why do we walk? We walk for Greta. March with us. With sincere gratitude, -Amanda, Ryan & William Gintoft


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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