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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!



Raised to date:
Our goal: $1,200,000
Grant Park - Butler Field
300 East Monroe , Chicago, IL 60601
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:30 AM
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Registration: 7:30AM  |  Start: 8:30 AM
Walk distance: 3.1 miles
Grant Park - Butler Field
300 East Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601

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. A few things to note about the walk: Pets are welcome if on leashes. Bikes/Skateboards/Scooters allowed. Route is acceptable for strollers. Check-in and Registration Information: If you are turning in funds or qualify for an incentive shirt that you have not yet secured, please print and bring your online sponsor form to the Registration Tent when you first arrive at the event. March for Babies takes place rain or shine!


EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $822,732 *(As of Thursday, May 23, 2019)

Raised: $822,732

Top fundraisers
Pat Kernan
Kelly Pernick
Jennifer Kernan
Top family teams
Team Kernan
Team Kathryn Whitmer
Top non-family teams
KPMG LLP - Chicago
PwC Chicago
Wintrust Bank & Affiliates
*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 Read Family

April and Ross had a long journey of infertility. You can imagine their joy when they found they were expecting. During April’s pregnancy, she developed severe pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy compilation characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to other organ systems. Fearing for the life of mom and baby, doctors performed an emergency C-section at 29 weeks gestation. Bradley was born two months premature and weighed only 2lbs, 3oz. The family spent a total of 70 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Rush University Medical Center. Today, Bradley is a happy and healthy toddler. Thank you to the Read family for being our 2019 Ambassador Family. Watch their Ambassador story at


- 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


Thank you to our National Sponsors

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Thank you to our local sponsors



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