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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


Quad Cities

Raised to date:
Our goal: $150,000
Modern Woodman Park
209 S. Gaines St. , Davenport, IA 52802
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3.25 miles
Modern Woodman Park
209 S. Gaines St.
Davenport, IA 52802
Join Superhero Sprint in this location
Register your little superhero (ages 1-10) in the March for Babies Superhero Sprint! We know your little one will enjoy being a superhero for a day! (superhero's cape included)

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.



EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $49,273 *(As of Monday, Mar 25, 2019)

Raised: $49,273

Top fundraisers
Natasha Lee
Emerie Ernst
Ben Ernst
Top family teams
Mighty Dax
Sasha Baker's Family & Friends
Top non-family teams
Trinity College SGA
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - Mu Chi Lambda
Lujack Luxury Motors
*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



Ernst Family

In 2016, we were very excited to be expecting our second baby. After an uncomplicated first pregnancy with our son Memphis, we weren't anticipating anything out of the ordinary. However, at my 20 week ultrasound it was discovered that my water had already broken. While the baby’s fluid levels should have been between 5-20 cm, it was only at of amniotic fluid. Since I was only at 22 weeks and 3 days, I would need to return home on bedrest for another week to give my baby a chance at survival. Although my fluid level had built up again, my water once again broke and I was transferred via ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. I was just admitted to the antepartum unit at 23 weeks gestation. At 27 weeks and 2 days, after a week of continuous monitoring, I was taken for an emergency C-section on June 14th. Our son Dax was born weighing 2 lbs, 4 oz, and was whisked off to the NICU while I was taken to recovery. He was on a ventilator for the first 6 days of his life, and then transitioned to the CPAP and NAVA to give him more oxygen support. Every day was an up and down journey in the NICU as he struggled to breathe, gain weight, regulate his body temperature and take bottles on his own. When he was 10 weeks old he became septic, but thankfully after two weeks of IV antibiotics he made a full recovery. After 91 days in the NICU, Dax was discharged home on September 13th with an apnea monitor and oxygen. Dax is now two and a half years old and doing well. He is followed by Nephrology due to the high blood pressure that he developed, and received physical therapy and feeding therapy along with occasional speech and occupational therapy. Dax continues to amaze us every day– as he is full of energy and fearless, and enjoys playing with his big brother Memphis. We’ve been participating since April of 2017, in hopes of giving all babies a fighting chance and to work to help all moms have safe and healthy pregnancies. We are honored to be serving as this year’s Quad Cities March for Babies Ambassador family and to not only share Dax’s story, but to give back to the March of Dimes and their mission, while also raising essential funds to support their life-saving research. Emerie, Ben, Memphis & Dax Ernst


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


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