MARCH FOR BABIES:A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™
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!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the Central Connecticut March for Babies on May 15! While the weather forecast didn’t initially look promising, it was a beautiful day filled with hope, remembrance and care for our moms, babies and families.
We want to thank our Ambassadors, the St. George Family, Julie, Jeff, Austin and Garrett, of the St. George Strong team, for sharing their powerful journey to parenthood with us and for representing our Care affinity supporting preterm birth, birth defects, newborn illness, NICU and healthy baby connections.
We also want to thank our friends who joined us for our first affinity ceremony:
representing Honor, recognizing maternal and infant loss and miscarriage, was the Demarco Family, honoring their daughter Wilhelmina June and leading Mina’s Marchers team;
representing Connect, supporting maternal health, family health, parenting and infertility, was Marisa Merlo, team captain of UCONN Health Heroes Walk 4 Babies;
and representing Unite, supporting health equity, access to care and advocacy efforts, was Margie Arroyo, team captain of Sigma Gamma Rho – Theta Alpha Sigma.
Thanks to Cory Myers, of Country 92.5, for serving as our wonderful event emcee.
Thanks also to our amazing Color Street stylists on site, who beautified our nails and who were a great (and colorful!) cheering squad at the start and never-finished line.
Please find below our current ranking for Top Fundraisers, Top Family Teams and Top Company/School/Organization Teams. To date, we have 23 Circle of Champions members – individuals who raised $1,000 or more to support our mission. Congratulations and thank you! We hope to see more of you join the Circle of Champions in the coming weeks!
Our Teams are on fire and continuing to raise funds! Remember, funds raised through June 30th will be attributed to this year’s Loyalty & Recognition program. To date, we have raised about 50% of our overall March for Babies goal. We need you – now more than ever! If you haven’t started your fundraising, or if you have not yet reached your goal, we hope that you will continue to raise funds to support our mission.
Thanks to Hartford Healthcare for sponsoring our Level Playing Field. Additional thanks to supporters Trinity Health of New England and Updike, Kelly & Spellacy.
Last but not least, unfortunately our Superhero Sprint capes were not available at the March for Babies. We should have some available soon; please contact your March for Babies staff partner for more information.
Thank you again – we heart our March for Babies participants! Your March of Dimes, Connecticut team: Alison, Kara & Susan
Please see below for Top Fundraiser and Top Team rankings!
EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $100,895 RAISED (As of Monday, Aug 15, 2022)
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS