One day, all babies will be born healthy. We need to walk to get there.

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Greater Waterbury
Greater Waterbury
Raised to date
$18,155.00
Help us reach our goal: $95,000.00
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Start time: 11:00 AM
Registration time: 10:00AM
Quassy Amusement Park
Route 64, 2132 Middlebury Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
(860) 815-9365 | CT322@marchofdimes.org
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Make a day of it when you March for Babies at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury. Families from Waterbury and beyond gather to celebrate, honor and remember the precious babies and children in their lives. When you walk in March for Babies, you truly make a difference in the lives of babies and ...

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Every family deserves to celebrate the birth of a healthy baby.
Help make that happen by supporting a fundraiser or team!

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Event progress *
(As of Tuesday, March 3, 2015)
Top non-family teams

1

SBD Waterbury

$520.00

Top family teams

1

Team Payton Ann

$12,685.00

2

The Harper Frances Fan Club

$1,330.00

3

Ella Zina Preemie Power

$652.00

Top individual fundraisers

1

Heather Pentino

$12,685.00

2

Megan Lynn

$695.00

3

Natie Thomas

$502.00

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The total amount displayed reflects the amount on the team or personal fundraising progress bar. If the progress bar is not displayed on the team or personal page, the team/person won't be displayed on the leaderboard. Leaderboard totals reflect cash and checks marked "received" on the online sponsor form as well as credit card and PayPal donations. Team captains can enter as cash and mark "received" any money raised through promotions, such as bake sales and casual days and any sponsorship money paid to the March of Dimes, on their team's online form. Record all donations on your online sponsor form before you turn in cash and checks to the March of Dimes!

Incentives
$200.00
- March for Babies T-shirt
$350.00
- $15 Macy's or Kmart Gift Card and T-shirt
$500.00
- $25 Macy's or Kmart Gift Card and T-shirt
Our ambassador
Megan & Benjamin Lynn of Watertown were expecting twins in the fall of 2011. Megan was considered a high risk pregnancy, and at 25 weeks gestation, went into early labor. Her son Benny Jr. weighed just 1lb. 13oz. and had extremely premature lungs. His twin sister Harper weighed 1lb. 11 ¾ oz. and also had very underdeveloped lungs. They both received surfactant therapy. Sadly, Benny Jr. only survived for 2 days, and Harper spent 97 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital before finally going home. The Lynns’ describe their family’s NICU experience as a rollercoaster of emotions. From losing their son at 2 days old, to not being able to hold their daughter until she was one week old, it was a struggle for them to remain positive. “We had no choice but to fight for her, and be her advocate during her stay in the NICU. Our mission was to get her home healthy, and remain strong as a family,” they said. “No one should ever have to go through what we went through. We want Harper to understand the importance of the research funded by March of Dimes when she’s older, to know and share her own story, and help raise awareness for years to come,” said Megan. Today, Harper is a spunky 3 year old who loves anything Mickey Mouse, keeps her family laughing every day, and is a very good mommy to her baby dolls. “She just melts my heart,” said Megan. The Lynn family will be speaking at, and participating in, the 2015 Greater Waterbury March for Babies walk with their team “The Harper Frances Fan Club”, along with hundreds of others from the Greater Waterbury area, on Sunday, May 3rd at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury.
Thanks to our national sponsors:
k-mart famous-footwear macys cigna united mission pharmacal
Thanks to our local sponsors:
Quassy Amusement ParkNBC ConnecticutLamar Outdoor