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MOMS AND BABIES NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER


 

Worcester StepUp

Raised to date:
$78,538
Our goal: $250,000
 
Worcester Common
City Hall , Worcester, MA 01608
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 10:00 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

THE MONEY YOU RAISE MAKES AN IMPACT

During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, moms and babies can’t wait. Delivery can’t wait.

By joining March for Babies Step Up! you are helping moms and babies across the country, during a time when it’s needed most. Thanks to you we are adding new programs and resources to help families during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Your fundraising supports:

  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks
  • and so much more!

There are so many ways to join March for Babies Step Up! 

  1. Register here at marchforbabies.org by clicking "JOIN THIS EVENT".
  2. After registering, you can download the app to participate in our step-tracking challenges.
  3. Start stepping and share your story using #MarchforBabies and #MFBStepUp! You can use our fun social tools to help you spread the word!
  4. Request pledges from friends and family – don't be shy!
  5. And don’t forget to make your own donation!

You can earn fun March of Dimes fundraising rewards – now through August 15!

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: $78,538 *(As of Monday, May 25, 2020)

Raised: $78,538

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Shannon Frick
$3,827
2
Chelsea and Kris Kosma
$2,809
3
Dave Rizk
$2,500
Top family teams
 
1
Liam's Lucky Leprechauns
$3,827
2
The Kosma Tots
$3,381
3
Team Auger
$2,909
Top non-family teams
 
1
Navin, Haffty & Associates
$2,934
2
MOD Squad
$2,747
3
Lee & Mason Financial MA
$1,000
 
*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 Auger Family

Stacey & Justin Auger did everything right. Since it was their first pregnancy, she followed her doctors advice, took care of herself, ate well, and went to all her prenatal care appointments. By all accounts it was a uneventful pregnancy. Seven months into the pregnancy it all changed. One day, while at work, she went into premature labor and gave birth three long days later. Evan was born 8 weeks early on April 8, 2009. The next 19 days were a blur of wires & cords, beeping machines, bright lights plastic incubators, and the constant sound of the NICU doors opening and closing. After the longest 3 weeks of their life, Evan came home on May 4th. In the summer of 2010, they became pregnant with Joshua. Now deemed a “high risk” pregnancy, it wasn’t until after she passed 32 weeks gestation that she was able to relax and enjoy her pregnancy. Today, Evan is a thriving, happy, smart ten year old because of the talented NICU team at UMass and the scientific advances funded by March of Dimes.

 

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