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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Lake/Sumter County

Raised to date:
$15,128
Our goal: $115,000
 
National Training Center
1935 Don Wickham Drive Track & FIeld Complex, Clermont, FL 34711
Date: Saturday, May 02, 2020 8:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, May 02, 2020
Registration: 7:00AM  |  Start: 8:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
National Training Center
1935 Don Wickham Drive Track & FIeld Complex
Clermont, FL 34711
 
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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)
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

This year 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 advocate for, empower and honor 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.

MORE INFO

The route is about 3 miles, from the Track & Field Complex, go North on Champions Way, East on Don Wickham Drive. Follow the trail going East on Oakley Seaver Drive. Turn right into the parking lot of Cooper Memorial Library exiting to N. Hancock Rd. going South. Go West on Legends Way up to Citrus Tower Blvd. and go North. Then, East on Don Wickham Drive and South on Champions Way back to the finish line at the Oval. For safety, walkers must stay on the route and follow all signals. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen. Let’s keep the route clean by throwing trash in containers at each Spirit Station. Parking will be available at the National Training Center Track & Field Complex through the Champions Way entrance. Please try to carpool and come early to avoid possible traffic!

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $15,128 *(As of Saturday, Dec 14, 2019)

Raised: $15,128

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Alissa Sustarsic
$460
2
Joan Thurman
$185
3
Jauqui Phipps
$155
Top family teams
 
1
Peggy B. Harris-Smith
$30
Top non-family teams
 
1
LSSC Lakehawks
$853
2
Lake County Tax Collector
$254
3
Central Florida Health
$186
 
*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

 

 

Phipps Family

From Kolin and Owen’s Mom: On November 14, 2017, I got up and went to work just like any other day. Carrying twins and working full time was tough, so feeling tired was normal for me. After a few hours, my body was feeling more than just tired, my cheeks were hot and I felt dizzy. My OB sent me to the hospital to check on the twins. After tests and an ultrasound they pumped me full of liquids since Baby A’s sac was low and gave me my first surfactant shot to help develop the twin’s lungs since I was only 34 weeks along. We returned first thing the next day to be re-checked. This time Baby B’s sac was low so I had my second surfactant shot. Then, they prepared me for an emergency C-section. Soon we heard the cries of Kolin (4 lbs.) whom they rushed to the NICU. Owen (5 lbs. 6 oz.) was in a difficult position and the medical team struggled to get him out. He also was rushed to the NICU. We didn’t get to meet our sons until the next day when they were stable. Both suffered from respiratory distress and received surfactant therapy to help them breathe. This began our 21-day stay in the NICU. It was scary to walk into a room and see our babies in incubators connected to many tubes but we also felt blessed for them both to be healthy. We could only touch them through a hole on the side of the incubator. Finally, we were so happy to hold them! We saw our sons get stronger every day and after three weeks, we were able to bring our boys home. We watched them come off oxygen and be put back on it, they battled Jaundice and low white blood counts but eventually they showed how tough they really were. Then, we received a phone call from one of our NICU doctors informing us that Kolin had tested positive for Trisomy 21. As you can imagine an after-birth diagnosis of Down Syndrome came as a big shock. However, he continues to be a fighter and works hard every day to keep up with his twin brother. The boys are two years old now and have developed little personalities that melt our hearts. Kolin is loving, funny and loves to roar like a lion. Owen is mysterious and is intrigued by figuring out how things work. He also loves to climb and play chase. Their smiles are contagious and although they have been through a lot, they are both little warriors. We are grateful to March of Dimes for giving Kolin and Owen the best possible start. Encourage your family and friends to join your team and raise funds to help March of Dimes lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Thank you, Kris and Jauqui Phipps

 

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