John Kenyon

Why I walk

Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely, which means that more people are likely touched personally by premature birth than realize it. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. The funds we raise in March for Babies support research, including considerable investment in research done right here in Eastern Iowa, that saves babies' lives. We have personal experience with premature birth. Our son, Will, was born at 24 weeks. He struggled and fought for nearly 3 months, but eventually succumbed to the many complications of his early arrival. Our son, Edward, also came early, but he was strong right away and quickly overcame that five-week deficit and is now a 10-year-old Minecraft minion. Daniel, who turned 8 in January, also came early, but he, too, has been healthy and is growing into a strong basketball star. We got involved with March of Dimes because we don't want other families to have to experience what we have. The best way to do that is to raise funds for research into the causes of prematurity. Please join us in the fight by walking, sponsoring our walk or simply offering support.

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.

Thank you for walking!
Saturday, April 09, 2016
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Sponsor messages

Barbara Thomas
7 months ago
Kudos to the Kenyon family! Walk n!
Lynn Hoff
7 months ago
Love and warmth to you, Kenyons!
Debra Pingel
7 months ago
Best wishes to you on reaching your goal! Enjoy the walk!
Kerri Eness-Potter
7 months ago
Hugs to all the Kenyons!
tom and wanda martin
7 months ago
Best wishes for a successful campaign
Holly Kenyon
8 months ago
Good Luck with the walk! Hope you raise lots of dollars and awareness for March of Dimes.
Tad Johnson
8 months ago
So proud to be supporting Team Kenyon. No. 1 in Iowa City!
Paula Rushton
8 months ago
In memory of Will
Patricia Marsden
7 months ago
Thanks for doing this John...thinking good thoughts for you and the family.
William Rosener
7 months ago
Proud of you Team Kenyon!
Mary Sharp
7 months ago
Very proud of Team Kenyon for your continued participation in this great cause.
V Wilson Peters
7 months ago
Best wishes to you and Mary on this wonderful event that you participate in.
Anne Remington
7 months ago
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