Alyssa Kent

Why I walk

1 in 9 babies are born prematurely in the United States. Our little Virginia fits into a small percentage of these premature babies that are born at the edge of viability. Virginia fought hard to overcome many obstacles during her 124 day NICU stay and continues to amaze us with her hard work and spunk each and every day. The March of Dimes has helped lead the way in research and outreach to prevent and treat premature birth, as well as to support those affected by premature birth. The March of Dimes was the first place we turned to for information and support when we were awaiting and preparing for the impending birth of our sweet Virginia. We benefitted not only by this information but also the March of Dimes NICU family support program. Most of all, the research funded by the March of Dimes has helped transform treatment for premature babies. Our outcome would certainly have been different without this critical research. As a way of expressing our gratitude for their support during our stay at Yale New Haven Hospital and the life saving measures that their organization's funding helped develop, we walk each year at the March for Babies event. If you are local to us in Connecticut, please consider joining our team on May 7th in Fairfield. If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. Any donation makes a difference and is so greatly appreciated. 77 cents of every dollar go directly to the research and support that has already changed our lives. Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start!


Your gift matters

Funds raised in March for Babies support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And they will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.

$5,576
Fundraising goal: $5,500
Sunday, May 07, 2017
49 Donors | 3740 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Anne Marie Gianutsos
2 months ago
Xoxo Gianutsos Family
Debra Steinberg
2 months ago
Ginny, what a fierce fight you fought! You're an inspiration for all those little babies who continue to fight everyday. We are so happy to have gotten to know you and your family this year! XO Julie Steinberg and her whole family.
Maude Ancone
2 months ago
Have a great walk!!
Nichole Eisenzopf
2 months ago
Wish we could be in CT this weekend too. But we'll be walking with you from NY!
Amanda & Aaron Stein
2 months ago
Go Ginny Go! You're a continued inspiration!
Hilary Dommu
2 months ago
We won't be able to walk this year but we love to honor Virginia!0
Mary Windt
2 months ago
Keep up the wonderful work!!!
Theresa Cowing
2 months ago
It's amazing how much you've done for March of Dimes. Go Ginny Go! :)
David Springer
2 months ago
Good luck on he walk, hope it's a great day.
Sarah Thoren
2 months ago
We look forward to walking with you this weekend!
Michelle Lauterwasser
2 months ago
Good luck with the march this year! -Michelle
Kristina Adams
2 months ago
Good luck in your walk, Kent family! We are so impressed with your dedication to such a worthy cause! We love you! Love- Nina, Jay, and Charlotte (newest Team GGG member, besides Norah of course!)
Caitlin Yates
2 months ago
Wish we could walk with you -- and meet Norah she is so precious! Hope you all are great!! xo
Geoff Perry
2 months ago
Donation from Michael Perry's Family
KRAEMER BECKER
2 months ago
To the Kent family from the Becker Family!
Diana Ostberg
2 months ago
Wish we could be there to walk with you!
Maureen Onyon
2 months ago
She is truly a miracle and we are happy to donate. Go Ginny Go!
Patricia Duryea
2 months ago
Wish I could be there for Ginny....hope you have a day filled with sunshine....love you....give Ginny a kiss for me
Suzanne Frese
2 months ago
Lots of love to you guys! xoxo, the Frese fam
Carl Fichtel
3 months ago
We will not be able to join you in the walk this year, but you have our support, and we will be thinking of you. Carolyn and Carl
Jessica Kennedy
3 months ago
Go Ginny Go!
Pat Bond
3 months ago
Go Ginny go!
Kimberly A Smiley
3 months ago
Awesome work Alyssa! Good luck with your fundraising.
NANCY DURYEA
3 months ago
Love the videos!
Julie Reynolds
4 months ago
Go Ginny go!! We love you guys. Uncle Tommy & Aunt Julie
Kristin Budden
4 months ago
Thank you for always doing what you can to support our little warriors! Xoxo ??
Cristina O'Meara
5 months ago
Go Ginny go!
Nneka Nzegwu
5 months ago
Go Ginny Go!
Patricia Duryea
5 months ago
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Julie Reynolds
5 months ago
Here's one day of parking in Virginia's honor!! Love, Tom & Julie
Hilary Dommu
5 months ago
Love helping to celebrate Ginny's fifth homecoming!
Anonymous
5 months ago
Go Ginny Go!! We love you :) - The Rickert Family
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