Jessica Reilly

Why I walk

Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. The funds we raise in March for Babies support research that saves babies' lives.

Thank you to everyone that is supporting me and TEAM CHD!! Every little bit helps and is appreciated! Can't donate at this time? I would love it if you passed on my web page to your friends and family! Join us in walking by clicking on the team name and then "Join this Team"! Not in Chicago? You can join TEAM CHD and walk ANYWHERE!!

My cousin's son, Jackson, was born on September 12, 2006, with a congenital heart defect called HLHS, and passed away on June 20, 2007, after fighting for 9 months and 8 days. Visit Jackson's web site at:

My goal for 2017 is to get (at least) 100 people to donate just (at least) $5 each! Can you spare just FIVE LITTLE DOLLARS to help me save the babies? If you can't, I am asking you to pass along my donation page to find a "replacement" sponsor! Or, ask 5 of your friends or family members for $1 to total a $5 donation! Do you have 20 quarters in your change jar at home? That's $5!

My March for Babies Fundraising Amounts:
2008: $582
2009: $505
2010: $285
2011: $360
2012: $1,050.80
2013: $558.67
2014: $513.27
2015: $455.36
2016: $360.50
Total: $4,670.60

Can you help me reach FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TOTAL in 2017??

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: $330
Sunday, April 30, 2017
2 Donors | 503 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Ronald Gjertson
2 months ago
Very proud of your dedication. Unfortunate that the walk got washed out this year, but then Mother's Day is also just as good a reason to help.
Susan Canup
3 months ago
Love that you do this every year. Love, Mom and Dan

Thank you to our national sponsors

Kmart logo Famous Footwear logo Macy's logo Cigna logo HCA Healthcare logo Publix logo

Thank you to our local sponsors

Advocate Children
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Dunkin Donuts
Rush UniversityMedical Center
NBC 5 Telemundo Chicago