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 11-year-old Minecraft minion. Daniel, who turned 9 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.

Fundraising goal: $2,500
Saturday, April 08, 2017
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Sponsor messages

Jessica Wallace
6 months ago
Proud to support Team Kenyon! Hope both you and Mary reach your goals. :-)
Bridget Geraghty
6 months ago
Thinking of Team Kenyon this morning!
Lois and Karen Gray
6 months ago
The entire Gray family is sending lots of love and good wishes in Will's memory. We will be with Team Kenyon in spirit tomorrow as you walk so that all babies may be healthy.
Tad Johnson
6 months ago
Have a great walk in the park.
Thomas Dean
6 months ago
Supporting Mary, too, of course, with this...but she's surpassed her goal, so I'm adding a bit to yours here. Glad you do this each year! Good luck to the whole family.
Maeve Clark
6 months ago
This is for Mary too!
6 months ago
You just got a little closer.
Lynn Hoff
6 months ago
Love you Kenyons!
Brenda Linley
6 months ago
Love you all, Team Kenyon! -Team Linley
Jean Paul
6 months ago
You are Awesome!
Debra Pingel
6 months ago
Good luck to you and the Kenyon team!
Forrest Meyer
7 months ago
Thanks for your good work for this good cause.
Mary Sharp
7 months ago
For Will, and all the little babies like him.
Brett Cloyd
7 months ago
Thanks for walking again this year.
Shuva Rahim
7 months ago
Thanks for all you/Mary do.
Tim Conroy
7 months ago
Go John Go!
Erin Jordan
7 months ago
We're with the Kenyons all the way!
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