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MOMS AND BABIES NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER


 

West Michigan - Grand Rapids StepUp

Raised to date:
$64,981
Our goal: $160,000
 
Millenium Park
1400 Maynard Ave , Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 11:00 AM
 

Important Update

Our March for Babies celebration is still on, but it looks a little different! We are rapidly preparing for a new, virtualized event that will be fun and engaging for everyone. This change in format aligns with the newly released CDC guidance for large events, to help ensure the safety and health of our participants. More details on our new format to come soon!

 
 
ABOUT MARCH FOR BABIES

Join the Virtual March for Babies StepUp!

Social distancing can't stop us from fighting for healthy moms and babies who need us now more than ever. This year, #MarchForBabies is going virtual - so everyone, anywhere - can Step Up! with us

By joining March for Babies Step Up! you can fundraise in new, exciting ways, including through our new step-counting app and with fun virtual fundraising challenges. 

To get Started: 

  1. Register here at marchforbabies.org by clicking "JOIN THIS EVENT".
  2. After registering, download the app.
  3. Start stepping and share your story using #MarchforBabies and #MFBStepUp!
  4. Request pledges from friends and family via the app – don't be shy!
  5. Visit the app daily and watch for challenges to participate in throughout the campaign.
  6. And don’t forget to make your own donation!

By fundraising for March for Babies, you help support moms and babies during COVID-19 and beyond.

Your support helps:

  • Research for COVID-19 treatments ensuring they are inclusive and safe for pregnant and lactating women.
  • Fundraising and advocacy efforts needed to help those families impacted by COVID-19.
  • Resources and training for doctors and nurses in the ICU and NICU who are fighting tirelessly for moms and babies every day.
  • Development of educational materials for moms-to-be and families about what they should know to protect themselves.

During this time of urgency given the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for March for Babies to Step Up! its support is even more critical. Babies can’t wait. Moms can’t wait. 

Thank you for Stepping Up for moms and babies!

COVID-19 is only compounding the current maternal and infant health crisis facing our nation. While much remains unknown about the virus and its effects on pregnant women, unfortunately, we know from past public health emergencies that pregnant and lactating women are often overlooked as interventions to prevent or treat the disease are developed and distributed. As we face this public health emergency together, it is more important than ever before that we continue to fundraise and rally to fight for the health of all moms and babies. We need your help now more than ever!

I want to reassure you that our March for Babies celebration is still on! We need your help in continuing to rally the community around our cause for healthier moms and babies. We rely heavily on the engagement and fundraising activities in the time leading up to our event to support research, advocacy, and programs dedicated to moms and babies. We are excited to share new, virtual ways for us to connect and fundraise in the coming weeks. We will share more details here and by emailing our participants.

And don’t forget - March of Dimes is here to serve as a resource for you, providing the latest information on COVID-19 on our webpage. You can also learn about our newly launched COVID-19 Intervention and Support Fund to ensure families stay informed about COVID-19, and that interventions are developed with moms and babies top of mind and then distributed so everyone across our country has access. Find more here.

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $64,981 *(As of Friday, Apr 10, 2020)

Raised: $64,981

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Michael Zago
$2,779
2
Mandi Grasmeyer
$1,248
3
Melissa Petersen
$1,045
Top family teams
 
1
Team Nikos
$3,837
2
Team Zago
$3,088
3
BC Babes
$1,807
Top non-family teams
 
1
March of Dimes - Grand Rapids
$120
2
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital - NICU
$70
3
West Michigan Molding
$65
 
*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!
 

Rewards

 
$100
- Early Bird! “Wear Your Why” button for $100 online by 8 weeks before your event
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March for Babies camp mug OR bamboo lunchbox + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies Game Day Jersey OR Game Day Stool + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + pullover OR bluetooth speaker + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + duffel OR fleece + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + vest OR 1/2 zip shirt + event t-shirt
$7,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + rain jacket OR 2-person seat + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + Beats headphones OR heat vest + event t-shirt
 

 

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