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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Amarillo

Raised to date:
$65,308
Our goal: $175,000
 
Town Square Village
9200 Town Square Blvd , Amarillo, TX 79119
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:30 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Registration: 8:30AM  |  Start: 9:30 AM
Walk distance: 1 miles
Town Square Village
9200 Town Square Blvd
Amarillo, TX 79119
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT

This spring, you'll be joining thousands of people in cities across the country for March for Babies, and helping to raise critical funds to support research, advocacy and programs for the health of all moms and babies.

At March for Babies we come together to empower, honor and advocate for moms, families and babies everywhere.

Thank you for joining our community— we can’t do it without you!

We can’t wait to see you at March for Babies.

MORE INFO
  • Parking at Hillside Church
  • If you are turning in funds or qualify for an incentive shirt that you have not yet secured, please print and bring your online sponsor form to the Registration Table when you first arrive at the event.
  • We will provide lunch after the walk courtesy of Tyson Fresh Meats, United Supermarkets, and Pepsi.
  • If you would like to volunteer to help us prepare for, day-of, in the days after March for Babies or any other time during the year,  please contact: Carla O'Neal at 806-670-0188.
  • March for Babies takes place rain or shine!  Check back at the page in the event of severe weather.
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $65,308 *(As of Saturday, May 25, 2019)

Raised: $65,308

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Misty Paddock
$1,891
2
Abigail TeBeest
$1,597
3
Erik Zamora
$1,239
Top family teams
 
1
Our Angels Amarillo
$1,891
2
Abigail's Army
$1,728
3
Bossay
$1,571
Top non-family teams
 
1
Dearborn National- Amarillo
$3,022
2
The People's Federal Credit Union
$955
3
Cheer Texas
$372
 
*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!
 

Our ambassador

 

 

The Zamora Family

February 6th, 2001 started like any other day. I dressed for and arrived at work at 8am. Sitting through training that morning I had no pain just a nagging discomfort. I decided to call my doctor, she wanted to see me right away. I drove myself to Dr. Castillo’s office not realizing I was in labor. I was dilated to a 1. She sent me to the hospital and arriving there I had quickly dilated to a 3. At this point, they called my husband, and I knew something was wrong. I still had 6 weeks until my due date and knew we would be in trouble if Erik tried to make his arrival. They started me on magnesium right away and kept me on it all afternoon. I was still dilating. I knew I was going to give birth. Erik Andrew Zamora was born at 8:23PM. When he was born he wasn’t breathing. They brought him over to me for a split second in which I blinked and missed seeing him as they rushed him to the NICU. It was well after midnight and we still hadn’t heard any news on his condition. We were finally allowed to see him late the next evening but it would be 4 long days before I would get to hold my newborn son for the first time. Even though Erik weighed 6lbs 11oz at birth he was 6 weeks early and was very sick. His lungs were not developed. He received surfactant therapy brought about by March of Dimes research that allowed him to breathe. He spent 6 weeks in the NICU. His first few years’ life were extremely challenging. We were in and out of the hospital every week. He suffered from seizures, we were told he would be developmentally delayed and would never be an athlete. Erik has always been determined to be more. It was definitely not easy. We had a portable nebulizer, rotary breathing and a retired nurse as a nanny to help keep him on track. With GREAT doctors, an amazing support system and a drive like no other Erik has defied the odds. He grew up playing football, basketball, and soccer and in Middle School found his love for long distance running. He is an Elite Cross Country Runner for Tascosa High School running at least 8 miles a day. He is 6A District Champ in the 800 and 3rd in Regionals. He has received several offers to run at the collegiate level! Erik is not only an amazing Athlete but excels in his academics as well. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Tascosa Football Fanatics, and a Community Volunteer for Potter Randall 9-1-1. Erik’s goal is to be an inspiration to all NICU graduates and anyone who has ever been told they will never…… Nothing is unachievable as long as you are will to do whatever it takes… We support the March of Dimes because they fight for every mom and baby. They are looking for answers to prevent preterm birth and are there to help when things don’t go right.


Rewards

 
$100
- Early Bird! “Wear Your Why” button for $100 online by 8 weeks before event
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March for Babies packing cubes OR stainless tumbler + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies beanie OR canvas lunch cooler + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + umbrella OR speaker/tablet stand+event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + duffel OR beach tent + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + fleece jacket OR chair w speaker + event t-shirt
$7,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + rolling cooler OR bungee chair + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies Medal +jumbo block game OR Northface jacket+event t-shirt
 

 

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