MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Dallas

Raised to date
$185,272
Our goal $500,000
 
Reverchon Park
3505 Maple Ave , Dallas, TX 75219
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 9:30 AM
 
Date: April 27, 2024
Event Time: 09:30 AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Location:
3505 Maple Ave , Dallas, TX 75219
Reverchon 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.

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

For more information contact Emily Perry at 210-475-2428 or [email protected]

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $185,272 RAISED (As of Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024)

Raised: $185,272

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Kara Price
$22,858
2
Adam Logan
$10,519
3
Jennifer Fewless
$3,270
4
Tracy Sievers
$3,231
5
Tanya Halbmaier
$2,500
Top family teams
 
1
Team Truman
$25,013
2
Sam & Charlie
$12,730
3
Heart's Content
$3,231
4
Ed and Greg Charity Contest
$2,002
5
Aron Family
$1,725
Company, School & Org
 
1
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - TX
$4,724
2
ALPHA PHI ALPHA - TX
$4,328
3
MEDICAL CITY OF FRISCO
$4,076
4
SIGMA GAMMA RHO - TX
$4,058
5
TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES DALLAS
$3,698
 
 
*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 THE 2024 AMBASSADOR FAMILY

 

 

The Keane Family

This is the story of Leah and Parker, a resilient couple from Lucas, Texas who embarked on a remarkable journey filled with courage and determination as they eagerly awaited the arrival of their baby girl, Isla Rose Keane. Little did they know that their path would become a testament to strength, love, and the invaluable support of the March of Dimes.  On May 21, 2021, their world was shaken when Leah faced unexpected bleeding, prompting a rush to the emergency room. A subchorionic hemorrhage threatened their hopes. But amidst the uncertainty, their baby's heartbeat remained strong-- a beacon of hope in the storm that was beginning to unfold. Challenges persisted when four months later Leah's bleeding returned once again bringing them to the emergency room. At just 22 weeks gestation, Leah began to go into labor. The medical team was able to stop contractions and invert Leah's bed to reduce pressure on the cervix. It was then that Leah was diagnosed with an incompetent cervix. The specialist came in to determine if Leah was a candidate for an emergency cerclage procedure, but was denied due to the placement of the baby. This began a journey that would test the limits of their courage and resilience. Leah laid inverted on bedrest for almost a month at Medical City McKinney. When on October 7th, Leah was facing an infection prompting the delivery of Isla Rose Keane at just 26 weeks and 2 days gestation. Isla was born at 2lbs. 1oz. The family commenced an 85-day NICU stay following Isla's birth. Isla's NICU journey included ventilators, CPAP machines, phototherapy, blood transfusions, caffeine doses, and MCT in her feeds. The Keane family, taking it day by day, placed their hopes in the hands of the brilliant NICU nurses and doctors of Medical City McKinney. In mid-December, another blow struck when Parker tested positive for COVID-19, prohibiting him from seeing his little girl. Not only was the separation agonizing, but then Isla became the youngest COVID patient in Texas at the time. The family's endurance faced yet another test, and they passed it with flying colors. On December 31st, Isla Rose finally came home--a moment of triumph after months of ups and downs and uncertainty.  The Keane journey continued with visits to Early Childhood Intervention to ensure Isla Rose stayed on track with milestones. Despite initial weight gain challenges, they adhered to the plan-- supplementing formula with breastmilk, slightly delaying solid foods, and incorporating a daily multivitamin. Today, Isla Rose is a beautiful, happy, and healthy 2-and-a-half-year-old big sister to Kellan William Keane, a testament to the power of love, prayer, and resilience.  Throughout their journey, the Keane family found solace and strength in the unwavering support of the March of Dimes. Their story illuminates the challenges many families face and stands as a beacon of hope amidst struggles. As the mission family for March for Babies, the Keane family embodies the spirit of resilience and underscores the urgent needs to support research to end pre-term births. Their journey serves as an inspiration for all, reminding us that with determination, love, and community support, miracles can happen, and every baby deserves a fighting chance!

 

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