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MARCH FOR HEALTHY MOMS AND STRONG BABIES


 

Cedar Rapids

Raised to date:
$41,331
Our goal: $150,000
 
Collins Aerospace Corporate Campus
400 Collins Road NE , Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:00 AM
 
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 2.5 miles
Collins Aerospace Corporate Campus
400 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
 
Join Superhero Sprint in this location
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 MARCH FOR BABIES

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.

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

Registration and Check-in will be held at the Collins Aerospace Recreation Center in the High Court area starting at 8am. Participants may turn in their cash & check donations from 8am - 9am, pick up their participant t-shirts and route cards at this time.

Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:45am, with the Super Hero Sprint to immediately follow. The walk will begin at 9am, and take place throughout the Collins Aerospace Corporate Campus.

Join us in the Family Fun Zone starting at 9:30am where we will have bounce houses, face painters, games & activities!

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $41,331 *(As of Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020)

Raised: $41,331

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
EJ & Amber Bell
$3,264
2
Amanda Mattox
$828
3
Suzie Johannes
$718
Top family teams
 
1
ProActive Pediatric Therapy
$739
2
Ian and McKenna's Team
$510
3
Joy Squad
$365
Top non-family teams
 
1
Chance for Life- Collins Community Credit Union
$4,661
2
Collins Aerospace Cedar Rapids
$1,605
3
Transamerica/AEGON
$95
 
*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 Kruckenberg Family

You’ve heard about Christmas miracles? Let me tell you about ours. Ruby Joy was born December 25, 2015. She weighed less than many of the presents under our tree, 2 lbs, 11 oz. She was tiny … and perfect. She was born over two months too soon. A few days before our little miracle made an early entrance into the world, I was at a regular prenatal appointment. It was a busy day at the office, and we had been warned that we may have to reschedule because our Dr. was busy delivering another baby. Luckily we didn’t have to because with an elevated blood pressure that we weren’t able to bring back down, my Dr. decided it was best to send me over to the hospital for further testing. Pre-eclampsia was the diagnosis. It was a diagnosis that we were unfortunately familiar with, as my previous pregnancy had the same results. I had been placed on bed rest at 35 weeks where I remained until our second child was delivered at 38 weeks. This time, with our third, I was only 31 weeks. The hope was that I could make it on strict bed rest until at least 34 weeks. The doctors immediately ordered two rounds of steroids to bolster our little one’s lungs in preparation for an early delivery if either of us declined in health. Over the next few days we did our best to prepare. The Christmas tree at home was ready, our stockings hung, but not filled. Our two older children, Noah and Charly, waited and worried at home. The holidays were going to look quite different this year. Only 2 days later, on Christmas morning, I awoke to the doctor preparing us that we were going to deliver very soon. They prepared me for a cesarean delivery because our baby’s heart rate kept dropping and they were afraid that we could lose her during a natural birth. The nurses did their best to calm our fears and prepare us for the worse case scenarios. We were told that sometimes, babies born this soon do not even cry. It was all surreal. We had decided not to find out the gender of our newest addition so the tension was mounted as they delivered to hear the first cries and to meet our baby. To our relief, the sweetest sound we heard was the loud cry and the doctor’s words, ‘It’s a girl’! The nurse was able to bring her to my side to briefly catch a glimpse of our Christmas miracle before they rushed her off to the NICU. During our time in the NICU, our little girl was what some nurses called a ‘text book’ preemie. She had jaundice and received intravenous feedings. Her biggest challenges were putting on weight, maintaining her body temperature and learning to feed on her own. We know how very lucky we are for her NICU journey when we think about how drastically our story could have changed if our appointment had been rescheduled that day. We will be forever thankful to the doctors and nurses that were able to help me and Ruby. We brought our beautiful baby girl home after 51 days in the NICU, the day before Valentine’s Day. We are honored to be serving as the March for Babies Ambassador Family so that we can share our miraculous story. Without research and funding made possible by the March of Dimes efforts, we know we would have had a very different outcome. Serving in this leadership role allows our family to give back to an organization that we believe in. Their advancements in medical research and dedication to infant and maternal health will give all moms and babies a fighting chance. ~Jeremiah, April, Noah, Charly, Ruby & Harper Kruckenberg


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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