MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Middle Tennessee

Raised to date
$354,976
Our goal $475,000
 
First Horizon Park - Home of the Nashville Sounds
19 JUNIOR GILLIAM WAY , Nashville, TN 37219
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:00 AM
 
Date: May 14, 2022
Event Time: 10:00 AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Location:
19 JUNIOR GILLIAM WAY , Nashville, TN 37219
First Horizon Park - Home of the Nashville Sounds

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

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.

FIRST HORIZON PARK WILL HAVE A SECURITY CHECK POINT: PLEASE MAKE NOTE

A clear bag policy will be in place for all events, limiting contact between staff and guests. One clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or a 12" x 12" x 6" clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag – plus a small clutch/purse no larger than 5" x 9" in size. Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items and/or diaper bags after proper inspection and screening.

TIMELINE:

8:00AM—Registration and March for Babies Town Open

9:00AM—Superhero Sprint around the bases for children ages 1-10

10:00AM—Opening Ceremonies

Walk occurs immediately following Opening Ceremonies (approx. 10:20AM)

11:30AM—March for Babies 2022 concludes

ROUTE: The walk will occur within First Horizon Park around the field. Each lap is approximately 1/3 of a mile. Walkers are welcome to complete up to  6 laps to complete 2 miles.

 

Offering a variety of volunteer opportunities below: Click one of the links below

March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement – Event Set-up

March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement – Event Volunteer

March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement – Registration/check-in

March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement – Event breakdown

 

 

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

 

DIRECTIONS:

From the North:
Take I-65 S toward Nashville. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-24 E, follow signs for Interstate 24/Interstate 40 E/Chattanooga/Knoxville. Take exit 47 for Jefferson St. (may also be listed as Spring St.) and merge onto Jefferson St. Turn left onto 3rd Ave. N. Turn right onto Junior Gilliam Way. First Horizon Park will be on your left.
From the South:
Take I-65 N toward Nashville. Keep left to stay on I-65 N, follow signs for I-40 W/Memphis/Louisville. Stay right and immediately take exit 209 for Church St. Turn right onto Church St. Turn left onto Rosa Parks Blvd and continue onto James Robertson Pky. Turn left onto 5th Ave. N. Turn right onto Junior Gilliam Way. First Horizon Park will be on your right.
From the East:
Take I-40 W toward Nashville. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-40 W/I-24 N. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-24 W, follow signs for Clarksville/Louisville/Interstate 65 N. Take exit 47 for Jefferson St. and merge onto Jefferson St. Turn left onto 3rd Ave. N. Turn right onto Junior Gilliam Way. First Horizon Park will be on your left.
From the West:
Take I-40 E toward Nashville. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 208B to merge onto I-65 N toward Louisville. Take exit 85 for US 41A S / Rosa Parks Blvd. and turn right onto Rosa Parks Blvd. Turn left onto Jefferson St. Turn right onto 5th Ave. N. Turn left onto Junior Gilliam Way. First Horizon Park will be on your right.
From Downtown Nashville:
Take 5th Avenue North until it intersects Junior Gilliam Way. Turn right onto Junior Gilliam Way. First Horizon Park will be on your right.

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $354,976 RAISED (As of Monday, Aug 15, 2022)

Raised: $354,976

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Deborah Massey
$17,165
2
Amy Casseri Ice Ice Baby
$11,634
3
Kelly Nye and Nicole Baxter
$9,286
4
Michele VillarJones
$8,576
5
Miranda Hall
$6,060
Top family teams
 
1
Friends of King Donovan
$11,528
2
Ambassador Team McMurry
$2,069
3
Nashville MOD Squad
$1,935
4
Peyton's Purpose
$1,161
5
Team Princess Lilly
$1,098
Company, School & Org Teams
 
1
HCA Corporate - Marketing and Corporate Affairs
$21,428
2
HCA Corporate - PPR/W&C
$19,591
3
Wm. Massey Electric
$19,433
4
Alpha Phi Alpha - Tau Lambda
$15,609
5
CitiCards37615
$14,847
 
 
*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!
 

2022 Middle Tennessee Ambassador Family

 

 

The McMurry Family

What was thought to be an ordinary January day in my pregnancy soon turned into an unexpected early delivery and this is how our March for Babies story begins… I went to the doctor for a typical daily monitoring of the babies to find out that I was in labor and off to the hospital I went to have our girls. Our identical twins arrived at just thirty-two and a half weeks. Logan weighed in at 3lbs and 7.5 oz and Lauren weighed 2lbs and 8.5 oz. Both of our girls were healthy but small. After a brief glimpse at them, they were taken immediately to the NICU by the teams of neonatal doctors and nurses standing by in the delivery room. We were both excited and scared of the unknown, prayerful that they would be alright. After two weeks combined they both came home. Logan arrived home first, after fives in the NICU and Lauren came home after ten days. Those were the scariest days of our lives as parents. We were prepared to come home with two babies, not to come home alone. However, the Guardian Angels, NICU Nurses, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN took excellent care of them in our absence. We traveled to the hospital twice daily to bond with them, breast feed and deliver milk. Luckily, we lived in Nashville and only had to travel 20 minutes to get to the hospital, unlike some parents we met who were there. We are forever grateful to the NICU staff at Baptist / St Thomas Midtown Hospital. Each year on their birthday our girls collect gifts for the babies and we deliver them to the NICU. After they arrived home, we were supported by Nurses for NewBorns, a service provided by the March for Babies. A nurse came to our home weekly to monitor the girls growth and development. The nurse alerted us to any areas that we should monitor or discuss with the pediatrician. She also provided extra support for any health related concerns. Fast forward to fourteen years later, Logan Elizabeth, baby “A”, is now 5’7”and plays on the golf team at her school. She is smart, witty and enjoys learning about other cultures. Whereas, Lauren Denise, baby “B” is now 5’ 7.5” and plays lacrosse. She, too, is smart, writes poetry and loves to read. Both girls aspire to become nurses. Thanks to their excellent prenatal care the sky's the limit as to what they can achieve. It is with great honor that we have been chosen to be the March for Babies Ambassadors for the 2022 fundraising campaign. Our team each year works very hard to raise money and give back to the organization that helped us have our greatest joy of being parents, We will be forever grateful to the March for Babies. Robert, Joan, Logan & Lauren McMurry

 

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