MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Greater Birmingham

Raised to date
$311,126
Our goal $435,000
 
Railroad Park
1600 1st Ave. S. , Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 9:30 AM
 
Date: April 27, 2024
Event Time: 09:30 AM
Registration Time: 8:30AM
Location:
1600 1st Ave. S. , Birmingham, AL 35233
Railroad 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!

 
 
 
 
ABOUT MARCH FOR BABIES

JOIN US TO MARCH FOR SOMETHING BIG!

Our country is facing an urgent maternal and infant health crisis. The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color. By joining our March of Dimes community, you can help fund the research, programs, support and advocacy needed to turn this crisis around and improve mom and baby health. Together we need to UNITE, CONNECT, HONOR and CARE for families now.

March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ is your chance to step up to make a real difference in your community now and for generations to come.

By joining us in this movement:

  • YOU’RE UNITING for health equity, opening the door for all moms to have access to care and protecting the health of families by advocating for their rights.
  • YOU’RE CONNECTING through year-round through customized challenges and team building activities that engage employees, families and friends who want moms and babies to be healthy and strong.
  • YOU’RE HONORING motherhood, babies and those who’ve experienced loss by staying active and creating change.
  • YOU’RE CARING for all families throughout their pregnancy—whether it goes as planned or has unexpected challenges— by raising critical funds, so moms and babies get the best possible start.

Take steps with March of Dimes’ community to protect the health of families today and for generations to come. Join March for Babies to ensure every mom and baby is healthy.

KIDS SUPERHERO SPRINT!

Calling all Superheroes to join us in the March for Babies: A Mother of a MovementTM Superhero Sprint, sponsored by Publix!  The first run is right before the walk!  Kids should be ready to line up at 9:25 a.m. Join us! If your little one misses it, they can run after the walk, too. Each child will receive a superhero cape, while supplies last.

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

Make plans to join our 2024 Chair, Anna-Wesley Corhern, Vice President of Operations at Vulcan Industrial Contractors, Executive Leadership Team, 2024 Ambassador, Ryan Lewis, Jr., and thousands of members of our community joined together for the health of all moms, babies and families!  We can't wait to come together with all of you!

For more information contact Dee Grisham at [email protected] or (205) 588-0510.

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $311,126 RAISED (As of Monday, Apr 22, 2024)

Raised: $311,126

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Cherie Dortch
$4,670
2
Vivian Marvray
$3,820
3
Chris Lima
$2,805
4
Kipp Keown
$2,500
5
Ashley Toms
$2,363
Top family teams
 
1
Team Lima
$2,805
2
Team Toms
$2,363
3
Team Schneider
$1,557
4
McKynlie Strong
$1,449
5
RyanLewisJr
$1,260
Company, School & Org
 
1
UAB HEALTH SYSTEM
$9,675
2
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - AL
$8,753
3
SOUTHERN COMPANY SERVICES
$8,230
4
BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD - AL
$5,102
5
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA - AL
$4,783
 
 
*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 March for Babies Ambassador

 

 

Ryan Lewis

Ryan Lewis, Jr. spent 187 long days in the NICU fighting to survive. His mom, Ashley, says "From the first time I laid eyes on Ryan the day he was born in December 2020 I was so afraid. Finding out his dad had to choose between saving my life or his was the hardest part of all. He was given 72 hours to live, and as I look back over it all he was the test to our testimony. I was in such a dark place. Once I found the strength, I began to educate myself on how to take care of a micro preemie, what hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy were, all of the things I was told he would experience in his life. We are so grateful for our little miracle baby. He has been a fighter all his life and knowing that lets me know that as he grows older, he will defeat all odds that he will ever face."

 

NATIONAL PARTNERS

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Thank you to our local sponsors

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