Naya's Papayas

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Why we walk

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. My daughter, Naya Jane Manalo, was one of these very sick babies who passed away way too young. Naya lived only 7 weeks but in that time she touched our hearts and put up a valiant struggle to survive. To honor Naya's birth and short life, we invite you to join our team and raise funds to help March of Dimes efforts to give every baby a healthy start. Over the last 6 years, we've raised over $75,000 and we are hoping to continue the trend of being a top fundraising family team! We have also met many friends along the way and also walk in honor of those babies.

This year we will be walking on May 7, 2017 in the Village of Arroyo Grande and invite you to join us! It's easy to do: just click the join this team button and start raising money! We are not requiring everyone who walks to donate but we ask that you please try to raise at least $25 towards the cause. Use and share your individual page on social media, send out emails, ask your friends, relatives or neighbors. Checks and cash will also be accepted at the event. 100% of the profits will go directly to the March of Dimes. If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. You can do so right on this page.

Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start in memory of Naya. For more information, please feel free to give the team captain, Jamie Maraviglia-Manalo a call at 805-801-6211 or send her an email at

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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: $15,000
Sunday, May 07, 2017
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Team event

1221 Ash Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Sunday, May 07, 2017
Start time: 9:00 AM
Registration time: 8:30AM
Walk distance: 4.25 miles

Thank you to our national sponsors

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