MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Austin

Raised to date
$301,496
Our goal $400,000
 
Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park
6620 Blue Bluff Road , Austin, TX 78724
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2024 10:30 AM
 
Date: May 04, 2024
Event Time: 10:30 AM
Registration Time: 9:00AM
Location:
6620 Blue Bluff Road , Austin, TX 78724
Walter E. Long Metropolitan 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

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.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign up today by clicking HERE

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

Join us in-person on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 for the Austin March for Babies at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park.  Event site opens at 9:00 am, SuperHero Sprint for kids and opening ceremonies at 10:00 am, and one mile walk starts at 10:30 am. We will have a live band, face painters, a trackless train, lots of yard games and acitvities for kids, bubble zone, and playing on the May the 4th theme, Stars Wars characters!

Austin March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement is a campaign to rally the Austin community in the collective effort to transform the health of all families.  Enjoy the easy walk around the park, then join us at the "Block Party" with kids activities, remembrance wall, music, food and much more.

Making transportation plans for the event? Use Cap Metro Trip Planner: https://www.capmetro.org/planner. Parking is available within the park at the boat ramp lot or along Sail Side Street. Any parking outside of Walter E. Long park along exterior roads is prohibited.

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $301,496 RAISED (As of Monday, Jun 17, 2024)

Raised: $301,496

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Jimmie Jay
$4,636
2
Christi Skalka
$3,737
3
Mitzi Ellison
$3,450
4
Andrea Charlton
$2,514
5
Rebecca Achariyakosol
$2,512
Top family teams
 
1
Give with Grace
$3,677
2
Angels for Gabriel
$2,512
3
Team Goodly
$1,198
4
Ethan's Mighty Start Advocates
$1,141
5
Stella's Kids
$1,071
Company, School & Org
 
1
DELL - TX AUSTIN/ROUND ROCK
$164,750
2
CENTENE - TX
$10,501
3
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - TX
$9,916
4
GM FINANCIAL
$6,073
5
ALPHA PHI ALPHA - TX
$5,724
 
 
*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!
 

Meet Our 2024 Ambassador Family

 

 

The Teymer Family

“We’re going to need to emergency admit you to the hospital as you’re going into active pre-term labor,” Phylicia, and her husband, Nathan Teymer recall her physician saying in the best possible bedside manner after her 24-week ultrasound in July 2021. The rest of their physician’s words faded out, as if suspended in time, as they both quickly tried to understand the implications and immediate next actions required – which was the beginning of a very long & harrowing, yet miraculous 147-day NICU survival story of their baby boy, Ethan, born 4 months early at only 1 lb 11 oz, and a family’s love, an enduring preemie spirit, and doctors’ dedication. As a family who struggled deeply with infertility, Phylicia said “nothing, nothing prepares you for the initial anxiety of really living on life's edge minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, hoping your child lives after the hearing the specialist tell you the odds before going into emergency labor.” Ethan is now an energetic 2 year old defying the odds and who loves playing with cars and trains and likes to run, jump, and climb — making the early months of ongoing oxygen support seem like distant memories. The Teymer Family is grateful for the March of Dimes researched surfactant therapy their son received which helped save his life by keeping his premature lungs and airways open without collapsing and for all the articles they read throughout the early months in the NICU. The Teymers look forward to marching alongside other families on May 4th at the Austin March for Babies walk.

 

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