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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Greater Kansas City

Raised to date:
$325,727
Our goal: $490,000
 
Paige Field at Sprint Campus
5750 Sprint Parkway , Overland Park, KS 66211
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM
 
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 11:00 AM
Walk distance: 1.5 miles
Paige Field at Sprint Campus
5750 Sprint Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66211
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

March for Babies is a day for everyone! Thank you for joining our community - we can’t do it without you! We can’t wait to see you at March for Babies.

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At March for Babies we come together to empower, honor and advocate for moms, families and babies everywhere. Our 2019 event highlights the strength of families affected by prematurity, birth defects and the loss of a child, celebrates strides made towards accomplishing our mission, and applauds the fundraising efforts of our donors. On April 28, over 8,000 walkers will come together at Paige Field on the Sprint Campus in Overland Park to support the March of Dimes.

EVENT SCHEDULE
♦ 9:00 a.m. – Festival Area & Registration Opens ... live music, inflatables, food trucks and lots of fun for the whole family!
♦ 10:00 a.m. – Superhero Sprint
Superhero Sprint is a kids “fun run” for ages 1-10 that puts the March of Dimes “mission in motion." With each registration, all kids receive a cape (while supplies last), and the opportunity to run in the Superhero Sprint with their age group.
♦ 11:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony with 1.5 Mile Walk
♦ 1:00 p.m. – Festival site closes

2019 EVENT CHAIR: GREATLIFE GOLF & FITNESS
GreatLIFE has partnered up with March of Dimes because they feel their mission of enriching the lives of families and individuals through golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles aligns well with our mission to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. As the March for Babies Chair, GreatLIFE will also be supporting our campaign through a “Golf Fore Babies Tournament Series.” The series consists of 4-person scrambles at ten different GreatLIFE courses throughout the golf season. To learn more details about the tournament series, visit GreatLIFE’s website.

MISSION & FUNDRAISING RESOURCES:

 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $325,727 *(As of Thursday, May 23, 2019)

Raised: $325,727

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Britten Schreiber
$7,212
2
Deb Stockwell
$5,441
3
Kristina Meinershagen
$4,646
Top family teams
 
1
Viv and Ele
$7,212
2
Stockwell Family
$6,310
3
Carter Higgins' Crew & Reese 2
$5,713
Top non-family teams
 
1
Alliance Data 4 Babies
$10,526
2
Saint Luke`s Health System
$8,110
3
B&V Water Team
$7,207
 
*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

 

 

MEET THE BROGANS

When Stephen and Mindy Brogan found out they were pregnant for the first time, they found the thought of bringing a life into the world madly exhilarating and wonderfully terrifying at the same time. When they found out their baby was in danger, the fear and helplessness was overwhelming, and for them, everything stopped. In the beginning, everything with the pregnancy seemed to be going normal. All tests with baby Brogan came out perfectly. The only abnormality was a bit more nausea than they’d hoped, but Mindy figured this was the sacrifice a mother bears. As things progressed, doctor's visits showed positive signs of baby's growth and development. During these visits, where the Brogans heard the heart beat the first time and found out their bundle of joy was a girl, the excitement, anticipation and nausea all persisted and seemed to grow with each passing day. After 29 weeks, a sharp abdominal pain told Mindy that something wasn't right. The Brogans went to the hospital, and within a four hour period, Mindy was diagnosed with HELLP Syndrome, a severe form of pre-eclampsia and had an emergency C-section. On January 3, 2017, as snow fell outside, Mila Kay Brogan came into the world weighing 1lb. 14oz. and was 13 ¼ in. long. Mila would spend almost two months in the NICU at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where she showed her spunk and strength early on. After four days, she was breathing on her own. As the weeks passed, Mila earned the nickname "feisty" from the nurses who attended to her for her levels of energy and insistence on showing them just how she wanted to be positioned. The Brogans, as new parents, had the opportunity to learn about many topics related to the care and development of their baby during weekend classes at the hospital. With snow falling for the first time since her birth, Mila - at four pounds and counting - went home with Stephen and Mindy after 56 days in the NICU. Today, she is doing amazing, as a happy, healthy two year old! Mila continues to show her personality, growing bigger and stronger every day. She loves Minnie Mouse, Puppy Dog Pals, dance parties, singing, strawberries and taking her dogs on walks as often as possible!


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
$1,000
- VIP PARKING EVENT DAY
$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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