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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 
VOLUNTEER-LED WALK

Amarillo

Raised to date:
$41,293
Our goal: $160,000
 
Town Square Village
9200 Town Square Blvd , Amarillo, TX 79119
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:30 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:30 AM
Walk distance: 1 miles
Town Square Village
9200 Town Square Blvd
Amarillo, TX 79119

VOLUNTEER-LED WALK:
This volunteer-led March for Babies walk is hosted and organized by dedicated March of Dimes volunteers in this community.

 
 
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Parking at Hillside Church

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $41,293 *(As of Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019)

Raised: $41,293

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Erik Zamora
$230
2
Chris Brummett
$103
3
Sherrie Padilla
$51
Top family teams
 
1
Bossay
$258
2
Erik's Warriors
$235
Top non-family teams
 
1
Bank of America - Amarillo
$51
 
*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 Zamora Family

February 6th, 2001 started like any other day. I dressed for and arrived at work at 8am. Sitting through training that morning I had no pain just a nagging discomfort. I decided to call my doctor, she wanted to see me right away. I drove myself to Dr. Castillo’s office not realizing I was in labor. I was dilated to a 1. She sent me to the hospital and arriving there I had quickly dilated to a 3. At this point, they called my husband, and I knew something was wrong. I still had 6 weeks until my due date and knew we would be in trouble if Erik tried to make his arrival. They started me on magnesium right away and kept me on it all afternoon. I was still dilating. I knew I was going to give birth. Erik Andrew Zamora was born at 8:23PM. When he was born he wasn’t breathing. They brought him over to me for a split second in which I blinked and missed seeing him as they rushed him to the NICU. It was well after midnight and we still hadn’t heard any news on his condition. We were finally allowed to see him late the next evening but it would be 4 long days before I would get to hold my newborn son for the first time. Even though Erik weighed 6lbs 11oz at birth he was 6 weeks early and was very sick. His lungs were not developed. He received surfactant therapy brought about by March of Dimes research that allowed him to breathe. He spent 6 weeks in the NICU. His first few years’ life were extremely challenging. We were in and out of the hospital every week. He suffered from seizures, we were told he would be developmentally delayed and would never be an athlete. Erik has always been determined to be more. It was definitely not easy. We had a portable nebulizer, rotary breathing and a retired nurse as a nanny to help keep him on track. With GREAT doctors, an amazing support system and a drive like no other Erik has defied the odds. He grew up playing football, basketball, and soccer and in Middle School found his love for long distance running. He is an Elite Cross Country Runner for Tascosa High School running at least 8 miles a day. He is 6A District Champ in the 800 and 3rd in Regionals. He has received several offers to run at the collegiate level! Erik is not only an amazing Athlete but excels in his academics as well. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Tascosa Football Fanatics, and a Community Volunteer for Potter Randall 9-1-1. Erik’s goal is to be an inspiration to all NICU graduates and anyone who has ever been told they will never…… Nothing is unachievable as long as you are will to do whatever it takes… We support the March of Dimes because they fight for every mom and baby. They are looking for answers to prevent preterm birth and are there to help when things don’t go right.


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 LSleeve T + umbrella OR speaker/tablet stand+event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies LSleeve T + duffel OR beach tent + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies LSleeve T + fleece jacket OR chair w speaker + event t-shirt
$7,500
- Champion for Babies LSleeve T + rolling cooler OR bungee chair + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies LSleeve T+jumbo block game OR Northface jacket+event t-shirt
 

 

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