MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Western Washington

Raised to date
$199,022
Our goal $250,000
 
Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N , Seattle, WA 98103
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2024 11:20 AM
 
Date: May 04, 2024
Event Time: 11:20 AM
Registration Time: 9:30AM
Location:
5500 Phinney Ave N , Seattle, WA 98103
Woodland Park Zoo

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

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.

We encourage everyone to register online for the event so you can get the most up-to-date information, register today! 

If you're interested in volunteering at the event, please click here.

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

9:30AM: North Gate opens, registration opens 

10:30AM: All participants must have arrived by 10:30AM

10:30AM: Superhero Sprint 

11:00AM: Program

11:30AM: Walk starts (when you're ready; it will be a soft opening so we do not overwhelm the other zoo guests)

12:00PM: Festival site closes 

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $199,022 RAISED (As of Monday, Jun 17, 2024)

Raised: $199,022

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Jean Gabriel
$6,150
2
Kayla Markus
$5,571
3
Cyndi Arthur
$5,279
4
Caroline Moran
$4,553
5
Kristen and Charlotte Miller
$3,904
Top family teams
 
1
Markus Party of Five
$5,571
2
Friday the 13th
$5,281
3
Team Grace Rainier
$3,558
4
Your Pace or Mine 2024
$3,507
5
Mighty Mae & Friends
$3,173
Company, School & Org
 
1
Providence Swedish - First Hill
$11,501
2
EvergreenHealth
$9,225
3
TEAM KEYBANK WASHINGTON
$7,233
4
NAPS POSTPARTUM DOULAS
$5,893
5
MULTICARE - GOOD SAMARITAN
$4,802
 
 
*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!
 

The Given Family

 

 

The longest week and wait ever

For the first 39 weeks of her pregnancy, all signs pointed to a “normal” birth for Emilie Given and her son, Edward Jack (EJ). But, in mid-August of 2016, she spiked a 103-degree fever, and all that she had thought would be true for her suddenly became much different. Emilie had developed a bacterial infection, which led to a series of emergency medical interventions: A C-section, a newborn with an undetectable heartbeat, maternal sepsis, emergency surgery, and failing lungs, liver, and kidneys. 24 hours after he was born, Emilie met her son on FaceTime. Seven days after her emergency C-section, she held him in her arms. For the first time. Emilie struggled to bond with EJ. She suffered terrifying nightmares from her time in the hospital and was diagnosed with post-partum depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. She had access to medication, therapy, and family support groups not all mothers do. She wants all mothers to know what it feels like to heal with strong support. The March of Dimes makes that possible.

 

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