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MARCH FOR HEALTHY MOMS AND STRONG BABIES


 

Fort Worth

Raised to date:
$338,163
Our goal: $800,000
 
Virtual Experience
Coming Soon , Ft. Worth, TX 76102
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 8:30 AM
 

Important Update

Our March for Babies celebration is still on, but it looks a little different! We are rapidly preparing for a new, virtualized event that will be fun and engaging for everyone. This change in format aligns with the newly released CDC guidance for large events, to help ensure the safety and health of our participants. More details on our new format to come soon!

 
 
ABOUT MARCH FOR BABIES

 

COVID-19 is only compounding the current maternal and infant health crisis facing our nation. While much remains unknown about the virus and its effects on pregnant women, unfortunately, we know from past public health emergencies that pregnant and lactating women are often overlooked as interventions to prevent or treat the disease are developed and distributed. As we face this public health emergency together, it is more important than ever before that we continue to fundraise and rally to fight for the health of all moms and babies. We need your help now more than ever!

I want to reassure you that our March for Babies celebration is still on! We need your help in continuing to rally the community around our cause for healthier moms and babies. We rely heavily on the engagement and fundraising activities in the time leading up to our event to support research, advocacy, and programs dedicated to moms and babies. We are excited to share new, virtual ways for us to connect and fundraise in the coming weeks.  We will share more details here and by emailing our participants.

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And don’t forget - March of Dimes is here to serve as a resource for you, providing the latest information on COVID-19 on our webpage. You can also learn about our newly launched COVID-19 Intervention and Support Fund to ensure families stay informed about COVID-19, and that interventions are developed with moms and babies top of mind and then distributed so everyone across our country has access. Find more here.

 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $338,163 *(As of Sunday, Apr 5, 2020)

Raised: $338,163

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Trent Layman
$3,766
2
Team HR
$3,006
3
Rudy Jaramillo
$2,549
Top family teams
 
1
Team MaggieThomas
$4,369
2
Team Charley
$2,425
3
Wondrous Warriors
$1,591
Top non-family teams
 
1
BNSF Railway Company Fort Worth
$35,470
2
Cook Children's
$12,394
3
Bell Golf For Babies
$10,951
 
*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!
 

Fort Worth Ambassador Family

 

 

The Scott Family

It is hard to believe that on September 24, 2007, I had my first 3-D sonogram of my baby boy. Unfortunately, no one ever saw the sonogram because he was born 5 days later. My water broke at work on September 26 at 24 weeks gestation. I was rushed to the hospital where I was told that I would spend the next 12 weeks on bedrest. It was an emotional and stressful time, but I was optimistic. Chazz was born on September 29, 2007 by emergency C-section because he went into distress. I remember asking his father if he was breathing because it was so hard to hear his “tiny” cry. Chazz was given surfactant to help his lungs, and I remember seeing him for the first time and not believing that this tiny person was my son. Nothing could have prepared me to see my child and his little body hooked to all the machines and tubes. Chazz was considered a micro preemie because he weighed 1 lb, 13 oz and was 13 inches long. One of the hardest moments was leaving the hospital and going home without my newborn. It was heartbreaking. I still had an older son at home that needed me as well. I went to the hospital daily to pump/bring breast milk and to sit and talk to my baby. I was finally able to hold him for the first time when he was 2 weeks old. He had progressed to the nasal canula and everyone was amazed at how quickly he achieved this. I was elated to learn what “kangaroo” care was and to hold my tiny bundle of joy. Unfortunately, our excitement did not last long. At 3 weeks, Chazz developed necrotizing enterocolitis and had to have an emergency surgery to remove parts of his small and large intestines. He was transported to the local children’s hospital where we were told that he may require a colostomy bag for the rest of his life. Chazz proved he was truly a fighter and pulled through the surgery with no problems and did not require a colostomy bag at all. We spent 89 total days in the NICU before we were able to bring him home the day after Christmas. During our stay, we met with a support group and learned of the March of Dimes for the first time. We realized how much this organization has helped provide some of the advances that helped our “soldier” survive.


Rewards

 
$100
- Early Bird! “Wear Your Why” button for $100 online by 8 weeks before your event
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March for Babies camp mug OR bamboo lunchbox + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies Game Day Jersey OR Game Day Stool + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + pullover OR bluetooth speaker + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + duffel OR fleece + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + vest OR 1/2 zip shirt + event t-shirt
$7,500
- Champion for Babies Medal + rain jacket OR 2-person seat + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies Medal + Beats headphones OR heat vest + event t-shirt
 

 

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