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April 19, 2015
500 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
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Walk Distance: 3 miles
Registration Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Chapter: Northwest Ohio Division
Phone: (419) 534-3600
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Sara Hegarty

Member of team name: Hegarty's Hope

How You Can Help Me Reach My Goal!
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As many of you already know, my sweet baby Gabriel was born "sleeping" on May 8, 2013. He suffered an unbilical cord accident in utero which lead to his death. Our family had already been involved with the March of Dimes for a few years when we lost Gabriel, and to be honest I never felt like it would happen to me. A lot of parents have the same feelings, this is something that happens to other families, never MY family. I wish that was the case. The March of Dimes works every day to prevent pre-mature birth, end infant mortality, and even solve the mysteries behind SIDS and Still Birth. They have already solved a lot of mysteries that help woman all over the world deliver healthy babies everyday!

Last spring, while carrying our youngest, Nicholas, I was diagnosed with a pretty big complications. Thanks to the work of the March of Dimes, I was able to get the steriods I needed to develop Nicholas' lungs quicker, so if he needed to be delivered early, he would have better chances of survival. He is now a happy, healthy and thriving 8 month old.

March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest fundraiser of the year, but their work touches all of our lives. Please take a moment and donate to our team, donate for Gabriel, donate for Leah, JJ and Nicholas, or donate for a healthy baby in your life.

I have created a few donation amounts that have special meaning to our family, you may choose one of those or donate any amount that works for you.

$58- Gabriel was delivered on 5/8

$140- Sara Carried Gabriel for 140 days before she had to say hello and goodbye

$200- This year Gabriel would have turned 2 yrs old.

The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

Your gift will support March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And it will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.

Thank You To Our National Sponsors:

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Thank you to our local sponsors:

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Set a higher goal than last year, or continue to raise money even if you reach your original goal! You can feel good about giving more babies a healthy start in life.

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