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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Atlanta

Raised to date:
$416,979
Our goal: $1,000,000
 
Historic 4th Ward Park
680 Dallas St NE , Atlanta, GA 30308
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019 9:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019
Registration: 7:30AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3.1 miles
Historic 4th Ward Park
680 Dallas St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

The 2019 March for Babies will highlight the strength of families affected by premature birth, birth defects and the loss of a child, celebrate the strides we've made towards accomplishing our mission and applaud the fundraising efforts of our donors. On May 4, 2019, over 7,000 individuals will come together at the Historic Fourth Ward Park to support the March of Dimes, where there will be fun for the kids, jump houses, rock walls, cotton candy and more! Our goal is to raise a total of $1,000,000 for the healthier future for babies.

Event Details:

7:30am- Festival Area, Donation turn-in, & incentive walk t-shirt pick-up (individuals who has raised $100 or more)

8:20am- Superhero Sprint begins

8:30am- Opening Ceremony

9:00am- 5K Walk begins

10:00am- Festival Activites continues until 12:00pm

10:30am- T-shirt & Dance Contest

Where do I park?  Please allow yourself ample time to arrive. There will be free and paid curb parking in the surrounding  areas of the park. Please consider carpooling or riding MARTA (The two closest MARTA stations to the Historic Fourth Ward Park are Inman Park on the blue/green line and North Avenue on the red/gold line. Bus 899 will provide service to the Old Fourth Ward Park from the North Avenue MARTA station with stops on Glen Iris Drive, less than a block away from the park. MARTA recommends exiting at the last stop on North Avenue at the intersection with Glen Iris or near Glen Iris and Morgan Street, where there is a road that leads back to the park.)

Attendees can enter the Lyft code MARCHFORBABIES19 or visit the link here https://www.lyft.com/invite/MARCHFORBABIES19 to have the code sent directly to their phones to receive a discount of 20% off a Lyft ride.

We are bringing our young children/infant.  Strollers and wagons are welcome.  Look for the “Family Teams" tent for a place to change a diaper or feed infants. Changing tables and lactation area will be available. Please be sure to bring your own diapers and wipes.

Are pets and bikes allowed at the event?  Small pets are welcome.  Please, no bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates or roller blades. Strollers and wagons are welcome.

Will there be food and beverages for purchase?  Free breakfast snacks and beverages will available after the walk courtesy of Publix.

I raised $100 or more.  Where can I get my t-shirt?   Pick up your incentive t-shirt at the Registration Tent on walk day.

How much is the Superhero Sprint for my child/children? Superhero Sprint is free. Please register child/children on this website prior to walk day.

Do I need to check-in or register after I arrive? You do not have to check-in once you arrive at the walk. We encourage you to register and donate before the walk at marchforbabies.org.

MORE INFO

NEW WALK LOCATION FOR 2019!!

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $416,979 *(As of Thursday, May 23, 2019)

Raised: $416,979

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Ankur Vyas
$13,404
2
Cory Moss
$6,651
3
Corey Amsler
$5,484
Top family teams
 
1
SHARE Atlanta
$8,041
2
Mackenzie Fisher
$7,612
3
Atlanta Masonic District No. 3
$5,173
Top non-family teams
 
1
Jack and Jill - Atlanta Chapter
$31,629
2
SunTrust Finance onUp
$15,885
3
AT&T - Atlanta-Cochrane
$14,382
 
*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 Fisher Family

Our daughter Mackenzie was born at 26 ½ weeks with some of the lowest Apgar scores thinkable. We accepted this as an obstacle and with God’s plan and our sheer will, we forged ahead. 10 months in the NICU and 4 months in the TICU at Scottish Rite we were heading home finally! With 12 hours nursing care, a g-tube, tracheostomy, and pulse ox machine this- became our new normal for 3 years; with hopes Mackenzie would grow so we could prepare for surgery to correct her narrow-damaged trachea. These were extremely long days and nights; as we took 3 steps forward and 2 steps back for the next three years. At age 6, Mackenzie and I moved to Chicago and remained there 4 months as she underwent an 8- hour surgery on her esophagus at Children’s Memorial in Chicago. The surgery was successful, but we were facing an uphill battle with her delayed milestones, feeding aversion, and the fact she was non- verbal. Obstacle number 2 required intensive therapy three to four times a week and addressing her sensory issues. At age 8, we received a diagnosis of Autism- that now started a new mindset and another list of hurdles! At this point we felt like we had been running a never ending marathon! We shifted gears again (Now What!) and provided Mackenzie with as much love and support as we could. Mackenzie is now 13 and a medal winning Special Olympic equestrian. She loves Reading, Art, Music, and traveling. Do we have tough times ahead of us…? absolutely, but we made it through with God’s grace. She is a thriving, moody, happy, teenager with high hopes of becoming an artist. It is our life’s goal to spread the word about premature birth and how to advocate for these unique differently abled children.


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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