MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

March for Babies Tampa Bay

Raised to date
$174,490
Our goal $200,000
 
George M. Steinbrenner Field
1 Steinbrenner Drive , Tampa, FL 33614
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024 9:00 AM
 
Date: April 13, 2024
Event Time: 09:00 AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Location:
1 Steinbrenner Drive , Tampa, FL 33614
George M. Steinbrenner Field

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.

LOCATION

March for Babies Tampa Bay will take place at:

George M. Steinbrenner Field

1 Steinbrenner Dr, Tampa, FL 33614-7064

PARKING

Parking is FREE and will be located in the venue parking lot. Please arrive at the facility using the entrance on "W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd".

Volunteer for the event!

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, greeting guests/answering questions, leading activities during the March For Babies event and post event take down. Sign up today! For more information click here!

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $174,490 RAISED (As of Monday, Apr 15, 2024)

Raised: $174,490

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Cory Butz
$16,515
2
PANJU and PARVATHI PRITHVIRAJ
$5,294
3
Erin Poulos
$5,143
4
Russell Kirby
$4,319
5
Monica Patel
$3,131
Top family teams
 
1
Team Ryleigh
$17,811
2
Team RDK
$7,021
3
Hunter's Troopers
$5,183
4
Champions for Babies - FT265
$3,266
5
Patel Team
$3,131
Company, School & Org
 
1
TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
$14,971
2
HCA FLORIDA BRANDON HOSPITAL
$10,403
3
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
$4,736
4
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - FL
$4,310
5
CARE SOURCE
$2,730
 
 
*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!
 

2024 Ambassador Family

 

 

The Tooker Family

The day Kayley was born was the worst day of our lives, but somehow the best day as well. Kayley was a full term baby at 39 weeks and 6 days. The day she was born was nothing like we had ever imagined. Working overnight as a nursery nurse, I came home only to find myself rushing back to the hospital a few hours later. When we arrived at the hospital I was in active labor and almost completely dilated. Most newborns take their first breath within a few minutes of birth. Kayley never did. I knew she did not have a heartbeat and I knew there was a team doing everything they could to save this small baby. I still remember the moment so clearly when I was told I had a daughter. I also knew in that moment she was going to be okay. And after what I call a miracle, my team was able to get her heartbeat back and she was rushed to the NICU to be flown to Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital. However, I started to have my own complications and developed HELLP syndrome. I wasn’t able to leave the hospital I had delivered her in and it wasn’t until she was 4 days old I would be able to be at her bedside. Kayley was diagnosed with HIE. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is a type of brain damage that is caused by lack of oxygen to the brain before or shortly after birth. HIE can range from mild to severe, and can not be fully diagnosed within the first week of life. When she was 9 days old, Kayley had her long-awaited MRI. After the MRI everything seemed to turn around. We were told the results were completely clear, with no evidence of abnormalities noted. Each day she started to improve and hit milestones, and one day we were told that tomorrow was going to be our day. After almost 4 weeks of being in the NICU, Kayley would be coming home. These days, Kayla is a healthy, happy 3-year-old little girl. She has the most incredible drive for life. Everyday her dad and I thank God for our miracle baby. We’ve grown so much during this journey and though it was the hardest season of our lives, we are thankful for everything and everyone who has helped us get here today. We hope our story can help a family one day that may be going through a hard time or a similar experience, and to remind them that even when they feel there is no hope, there is ALWAYS hope to be had.

 

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