Eastern Iowa

Raised to date:
Our goal: $103,000
Eastern Iowa
Eastern Iowa , Eastern Iowa, IA 52402
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:00 AM
Date: May 15, 2021
Time: 09:00 AM
Click on VISIT EXPERIENCE below for our fun virtual March for Babies experience!

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!


Join the movement!
This year, March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ has a bold new vision. More than just a walk, it’s your entry into making a visible difference in your community now and for generations to come.
By participating in March for Babies, you’re lifting up communities for health equity, opening the door for all moms to have access to care and protecting the health of families by pushing for their rights. It’s no small feat—it’s a mother of a movement!
Start or join an existing team today, create an online fundraising page and let everyone know that you’re helping to make America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.

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Calling all Family and Friends Teams to join us in the inaugural 2021 March for Babies: A Mother of a MovementTM Family Cup Challenge!

The inaugural Family Cup Challenge unites Family and Friends Teams in their desire to support the March of Dimes. Participating teams work together to inspire and engage others in the movement and raise funds, while also competing against each other to earn the title of the inaugural March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement Family Cup Challenge Champion!

Join us today

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $58,241 RAISED (As of Friday, Sep 17, 2021)

Raised: $58,241

Top fundraisers
Chris Ries
Megan Valenta
EJ & Amber Bell
Jolene Grau
Christine Garrett
Top family teams
LWV Your Pace or Mine
Ian and McKenna's Team
Miles with Miles and Distance for Dircks
Phi Beta Sigma - Rho Eta Sigma's (Blue)
Burke Family Iowa City
Company, School & Org Teams
Team U of I NICU
Chance for Life- Collins Community Credit Union
Hills Bank and Trust Company Team
Collins Aerospace Cedar Rapids
United Fire Group
*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!
Congratulations to our Circle of Champions: those who raised $1,000 or more on their personal page. They’re taking action for all families by raising critical funds for March of Dimes. Thank you!

$1,000 - $4,999


$5,000 - $9,999


$10,000 and up


2021 Ambassador Family



Freiburger Family

After the birth of our first daughter, we were excited to grow our family. Unfortunately, conception came with challenges. Over the next several years, we experienced two ectopic pregnancies and three miscarriages. We reached out for help and entered the journey of IVF. We were elated when we learned we were expecting in 2017. At 32 weeks, Monica was admitted to the hospital on bed rest related to placenta previa—a condition that can cause severe bleeding during pregnancy and delivery. Only two short weeks later, our daughter, Hayes, came into this world too soon at only 34 weeks gestation. We were not prepared for the 5 lbs, 11 oz dynamic child who would spend the start of her life fighting in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). During our time in the NICU, Hayes faced many challenges that premature birth presents. She was jaundiced, needed help breathing, eating, and overcoming apnea spells. After five weeks we were finally able to bring her home and our family of four was finally under one roof. We are still learning about the long-term effects of her premature birth. She has faced gross motor skill delays and challenges for which she has received therapy. She has asthma and sees a specialist at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics for underdeveloped lungs, as well as an ENT for her ears. Every family deserves a healthy pregnancy. Our blessing, Hayes, would have had dramatically different outcomes if not for the early detection and intervention that was afforded through research by March of Dimes. We are honored to serve as the 2021 Eastern Iowa March for Babies Ambassador Family. We are excited to be a part of a larger movement to improve access to prenatal care and to ensure that every mom and baby is healthy. We are especially proud to be giving back to an organization whose mission is inspired by all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Thank you so much for your support! Dan, Monica, Hadley and Hayes Freiburger


Thank you to our National Partners

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Thank you to our local sponsors