MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Greater Twin Cities

Raised to date
$54,119
Our goal $100,000
 
Mall of America
60 East Broadway , Bloomington, MN 55425
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 8:00 AM
 
Date: May 11, 2024
Event Time: 08:00 AM
Registration Time: 7:00AM
Location:
60 East Broadway , Bloomington, MN 55425
Mall of America

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

Be part of the movement!
This year, March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement unveils a daring new vision. Beyond just a stroll, it's your gateway to tangibly impacting your community now and for future generations.
By engaging in March for Babies, you're elevating communities towards health equity, advocating for universal access to maternal care, and safeguarding family well-being by championing their rights. It's not a small endeavor—it's a monumental movement!
Start your own team or join an existing one today, establish an online fundraising platform, and broadcast your commitment to fostering a fairer America and ensuring the well-being of every mother and child. Additionally, don't miss out on our Divine Nine Competition, where the victorious chapter claims the coveted traveling trophy for 2024, leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the walk's commencement, and enjoys a group photo on-stage.

Offering volunteer opportunities: Click the link below!

Event Set-up: https://x.gldn.io/e/DstXhjWzjIb

Event Tear-down: https://x.gldn.io/e/sO0uM8RzjIb

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

TIMELINE

7:00am - Registration an NICU Family Reunion Opens

7:30am - Opening Ceremonies

7:55am - Pre-walk Warm-up 

Walk occurs immediately following warm-up (approximately 8:00am)

9:30am - March for Babies Concludes

 

ENTRANCE: We will be back at the Huntington Bank Rotunda at the Mall of America! Walkers are asked to enter through the East doors to enter the Rotunda.

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EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $54,119 RAISED (As of Monday, Apr 15, 2024)

Raised: $54,119

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Natasha Farhat
$2,252
2
Amy Hauge
$919
3
Julie Meyer
$850
4
Fannie M. Harrell
$850
5
Melissa Jacobson
$799
Top family teams
 
1
Clifford Strong
$1,567
2
Little Bean CB
$1,360
3
Love for Layla & Olivia
$1,141
4
Team J & B Meyer
$993
5
In memory of Kendrick
$920
Company, School & Org
 
1
MEDICA
$2,590
2
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - MN
$1,018
3
PHI BETA SIGMA - MN
$553
4
FAMILY TEAMS - GREATER TWIN CITIES
$382
5
3M
$306
 
 
*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 Schmitz Family

The Schmitz family stands as a beacon of hope and resilience in their community, dedicated to a cause that resonates deeply with their hearts: fundraising for the March of Dimes. Their journey began with the arrival of their son, Brady John, who entered the world prematurely at 26+5 weeks on January 15th, 2017. Weighing a mere 1 lb. 1 oz. and measuring 11 inches long, Brady's arrival marked both a moment of profound joy and the beginning of an arduous battle for survival. Despite his tiny frame, Brady exuded boundless energy, feistiness, and sweetness that captivated the hearts of all who knew him. Although Becca & Jeff couldn't hold their precious son due to his fragile condition, they enveloped him in love through countless "hand hugs" and tender care, administering diaper changes and monitoring his temperature with unwavering devotion. Brady relied on a ventilator for breathing and a multitude of IVs and lines for vital nutrition and medications, emblematic of his fierce fight for life. Tragically, Brady's journey was cut short when he succumbed to an infection on January 29th, leaving an indelible void in the hearts of his family. Yet, amidst their grief, the Schmitz family found solace in their unwavering determination to honor Brady's memory and safeguard the well-being of other families facing similar challenges. Driven by their own harrowing experience with severe preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome, life-threatening complications that necessitated Brady's premature delivery, the Schmitz family advocates tirelessly for March of Dimes' mission to fund vital research. Their commitment stems from a profound understanding of the urgent need to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Brady's legacy lives on through the Becca & Jeff's unwavering dedication to raising awareness and funds for the March of Dimes. With each step they take in the annual March for Babies event, they honor his memory and champion the hope of a brighter, healthier future for all families. Through their advocacy and fundraising efforts, they ensure that Brady's spirit continues to inspire positive change, guiding countless others towards a path of healing and resilience.

 

NATIONAL PARTNERS

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Thank you to our local sponsors

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