MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Chicago

Raised to date
$287,261
Our goal $450,000
 
Montrose Harbor - Grove 16
400 West Montrose Harbor Drive , Chicago, IL 60640
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024 8:45 AM
 
Date: April 28, 2024
Event Time: 08:45 AM
Registration Time: 7:00AM
Location:
400 West Montrose Harbor Drive , Chicago, IL 60640
Montrose Harbor - Grove 16

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!

 

To view photos from last year's Chicago March for Babies event CLICK HERE!

 

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.

 

 

EVENT DETAILS
Sunday, April 28th 2024
Site opens at 7:00 AM
Stage program begins at 8:30 AM
Walk step-off at 8:45 AM

Super Hero Sprint at 10:30 AM

 

PARKING - FREE PARKING will be available steps away from the event along Montrose Avenue and along North Simonds Drive. If you type "Grove 16 - Montrose Harbor" into your map application it will take you to the parking area. You can't miss it!

 

T-SHIRTS AND INCENTIVES - Did you know you qualify for fun March of Dimes items when your fundraising total reaches $100, $250, $500, $750, and $1,000? Keep an eye out for an email from [email protected] which will include a username, password, and link for you to log in and order. Be sure to complete this as soon as possible so that you can pick up your incentives at the event!

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

 

For more information, contact Sarah Milani at [email protected] or 312-909-0468

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $287,261 RAISED (As of Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024)

Raised: $287,261

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Pat Kernan
$22,817
2
Andrew Dahle
$9,814
3
Julie-April Montgomery
$6,699
4
Jennifer Kernan
$6,089
5
Michael Knapstein
$5,678
Top family teams
 
1
Team Kernan
$35,505
2
Nina Strong
$28,753
3
Knapstein
$12,494
4
Team Trey Levy
$12,193
5
March for Cohen
$6,349
Company, School & Org
 
1
KPMG - IL
$33,944
2
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS - IL
$14,596
3
NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE - PRENTICE
$11,943
4
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - IL
$11,743
5
PHI BETA SIGMA - IL
$7,780
 
 
*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 Brey Family

On September 1st, 2017, Lisa and Charlie Brey found themselves in the Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital ER at just over 22 weeks pregnant, anticipating a routine visit and expecting to return home after a few simple tests. However, upon arrival, they received the unexpected news that Lisa was dilated, and her water had broken. They were told that Lisa would be delivering their baby within 24-72 hours, nearly 18 weeks (about 4 months) before their due date. After thoughtful discussions with various doctors, Lisa and Charlie made the courageous decision to stay at the hospital under observation in the hope of prolonging the pregnancy and saving their baby. Eighteen days later, their precious Nina Hope entered the world at 24 weeks and 5 days, weighing a mere 1 pound 9 ounces. The subsequent 127-day NICU stay was a challenging journey - one they would not wish upon anyone - but a journey for which they remain profoundly grateful. They witnessed their tiny warrior's daily fight for survival as she surpassed every statistical expectation. Their remarkable journey was made possible by the unwavering support of incredible nurses, doctors, family, and friends. Among the critical factors contributing to Nina's positive outcome was the use of Surfactant therapy, a groundbreaking intervention developed by the March of Dimes. This therapy played a crucial role in supporting Nina's lung development and overall well-being during her time in the NICU. Today Nina is a joyous, healthy, loving 6-year-old. She is thriving in school and loves playing soccer and dancing. Those who know Nina see that her favorite part of life is to spend time with others, especially her younger brother William and sister Emersyn. Lisa and Charlie say that March of Dimes has been a guiding light for the family throughout their challenging journey. March of Dimes’ longstanding partnership with Prentice Women's Hospital's NICU proved instrumental. The organization's relentless mission to advocate for all mothers and babies, striving to end preventable preterm birth, infant mortality, and maternal health risks, is a cause for which the Breys are forever grateful. Nina Hope stands as a living miracle. The Breys are profoundly thankful to the March of Dimes and hope to contribute to the organization’s mission and its profound impact on families like theirs.

 

NATIONAL PARTNERS

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Thank you to our local sponsors

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