New Orleans

Raised to date
Our goal $120,000
Lafreniere Park
3000 Downs Blvd , New Orleans, LA 70003
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 9:15 AM
Date: April 22, 2023
Event Time: 09:15 AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
3000 Downs Blvd , New Orleans, LA 70003
Lafreniere Park

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.


For more information contact Susie Johnson at [email protected] or by calling 225-249-5079.

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Calling all Family and Friends Teams to join us in the inaugural 2023 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

We are so excited to see you at March for Babies this weekend. March for Babies takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, and if it is unsafe to hold March for Babies, we will alert you with updates on our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and on your event page on

 Please check these sites on the morning of your event – we will post notices if an event will not be held. Thank you so much for all you do for moms and babies. We can’t wait to see you at March for Babies!


EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $58,337 RAISED (As of Saturday, Sep 30, 2023)

Raised: $58,337

Top fundraisers
Helen Cannon
Zeta Phi Beta- Upsilon Mu Zeta
Tuandria Smith-Chambers
Paula Simon
Angela Fortenberry
Top family teams
Pippa's Purpose
Fight for TTTS
Old Metairie Marchers
Company, School & Org
Ochsner Medical Center
*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!

Ambassador Family 2023



The Reed Family

Meet our 2023 March for Babies: Mother of a Movement ambassadors, The Reed Family! Team Page: Our journey began as a young couple who unknowingly needed help achieving a pregnancy. After some time of receiving help from a local infertility clinic we found out the procedure was successful and I was pregnant! At our first confirmation ultrasound the nurse practioner told me to hold on while she continued to look around. We were all holding our breath and then she said, “there is four”. Quadruplets? Four babies?! We all just looked around at each other, shocked and fearful of the future. From then on out my pregnancy was filled with lots of ups and downs. It was a very high-risk pregnancy and I wasn’t expected to carry them very far. When we were told about viability and the long NICU stay we likely would have we left the hospital feeling defeated. We clung to our faith and the support of our families and ultimately prayed for the best. Unexpectedly, at only twenty-three weeks gestation I went into labor and a few hours later our quadruplets were born. Their birth was traumatic. There were dozens of unfamiliar faces rushing around trying to save our babies. While still on the operating table, a provider brought me our first daughter- Pippa. And with tears falling down her face she told me that Pippa was passing away. They had done everything they could but Pippa endured the greatest impact of a womb filled with four babies. Her premature lungs were tired and she fought fiercely for as long as she could. I held our beautiful, tiny baby girl as she left this earth. I was completely shattered. I had no idea the condition our other three survivors were in but I knew they had survived birth. Our three surviving quads would go on to endure all the scary things life of a micro-premature baby has to offer. They were each exactly a pound and 11 inches long. They were so fragile they couldn’t stand to be touched even by their mom. At 4 days old we had them baptized because I had lost all hope that we would be bringing them home. Over the next several months we watched our tiny babies fight for their lives as they developed in clear boxes. With tubes all over them, ventilators helping them breathe, ingesting my breast milk through a tube they began to thrive. It wasn’t without deep valleys though. We almost lost one of our sons, Wells, the week of Pippa’s funeral. He survived three intestinal surgeries and major sepsis due to NEC and all the complications that go along with that diagnosis. They endured heart surgery, eye surgeries, a brain bleed and countless days on and off a ventilator before they were healthy enough to come home to us. It was nearly six months before our three survivors were all home. We think very often of how differently their outcome could have been. For months we feared we wouldn’t bring any of our children home and questioned the quality of life they would have. But thanks to the amazing work done in the NICU and most importantly our God our surviving quadruplets are now healthy, active and thriving three-year old’s. We are so grateful for the latest research, cutting-edge technology and all the resources we received during and after our NICU stay. We know this played an imperative role in their successful development and believe all parents and babies should have access to the same level of care.



Take steps with us to protect the health of every family today and for generations to come.

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