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MARCH FOR HEALTHY MOMS AND STRONG BABIES


 

Boston

Raised to date:
$56,660
Our goal: $700,000
 
Hatch Memorial Shell
45 David G. Mugar Way , Boston, MA 02108
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2020 10:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2020
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 2 miles
Hatch Memorial Shell
45 David G. Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02108
 
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

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. Join our movement and more than 4,000 participants at the Hatch Memorial Shell on Saturday, May 9, 2020 for our Boston March for Babies event. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the walk will start at 10:00 AM. With food, face paint, the Superhero Sprint, Ambassador Avenue and more, it is sure to be a fun day for all!

For DIRECTIONS, please visit: http://www.hatchshell.com/directions.php
 

 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $56,660 *(As of Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020)

Raised: $56,660

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Jocelyn Wackrow
$6,396
2
Kathryn Alexander
$4,100
3
Michelle Manne
$2,656
Top family teams
 
1
Taylor Tot
$6,396
2
EllaRoseCostin
$2,697
3
Hearts for Hobbes
$2,656
Top non-family teams
 
1
BIDMC/NICU Reunion
$4,841
2
AMAG Waltham
$1,554
3
MGH Team
$506
 
*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

 

 

Wackrow Family

The Wackrow family is proud and honored to be supporting the March of Dimes for the 10th consecutive year—this time, as Boston’s 2020 March for Babies Ambassador Family. The family’s commitment to March of Dimes began in February 2009, following the birth of our youngest daughter, Taylor. In the breaks between blood tests, transfusions, and doctors’ consultations, they recognized the need for critical research to fight premature birth and end infant mortality. Thus, Team Taylor Tot began, both as a tribute to Taylor’s tenacity and a call-to-action. Jocelyn Wackrow’s pregnancy with her and Jonathan’s third child was considered high-risk. After Jocelyn’s history of preeclampsia with her two sons, Hunter and Carter, born at 33 and 34 weeks, her doctors monitored her throughout the third pregnancy. However, she grew increasingly ill during her second trimester and was admitted to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a pregnancy complication combining symptoms of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and a low platelet count. To save her own life and her baby’s, Jocelyn underwent an emergency c-section. Taylor Jean was born at 27 weeks, 6 days, and the Wackrow family embarked upon 139 days in the NICU. Taylor faced a labyrinth of setbacks and victories, including pneumonia, breathing issues, respiratory syncytial virus and multiple infections. Meanwhile, the family fell into the rhythm of life in the hospital—the quiet tension of monotony and anticipation, ventilators and machines, beeping each heartbeat, any new noise or silence a new worry. Taylor has faced numerous developmental setbacks and illness because of her premature birth including a blood disorder, torticollis and hip dysplasia. Taylor continues to amaze her doctors with her cognitive abilities and resilience. Today she loves reading, tennis and cheerleading.


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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