Fort Worth StepUp

Raised to date:
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!





During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, moms and babies can’t wait. Delivery can’t wait.


By joining March for Babies Step Up! you are helping moms and babies across the country, during a time when it’s needed most. Thanks to you we are adding new programs and resources to help families during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.


Your fundraising supports:


  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks
  • and so much more!


There are so many ways to join March for Babies Step Up!

  1. Register here at by clicking "JOIN THIS EVENT".
  2. After registering, you can download the app to participate in our step-tracking challenges.
  3. Start stepping and share your story using #MarchforBabies and #MFBStepUp! You can use our fun social tools to help you spread the word!
  4. Request pledges from friends and family – don't be shy!
  5. And don’t forget to make your own donation!

You can earn fun March of Dimes fundraising rewards – now through August 15!


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: $354,017 *(As of Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020)

Raised: $354,017

Top fundraisers
Trent Layman
Team HR
Rudy Jaramillo
Top family teams
Team MaggieThomas
Team Charley
Wondrous Warriors
Top non-family teams
BNSF Railway Company Fort Worth
Cook Children's
Bell Golf For Babies
*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.


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


Thank you to our National Partners

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Thank you to our local sponsors






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