MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Fort Worth

Raised to date
$269,100
Our goal $400,000
 
Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey Street , Fort Worth, TX 76102
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024 9:30 AM
 
Date: April 13, 2024
Event Time: 09:30 AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Location:
395 Purcey Street , Fort Worth, TX 76102
Panther Island Pavilion

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

JOIN US TO MARCH FOR SOMETHING BIG!

Our country is facing an urgent maternal and infant health crisis. The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color. By joining our March of Dimes community, you can help fund the research, programs, support and advocacy needed to turn this crisis around and improve mom and baby health. Together we need to UNITE, CONNECT, HONOR and CARE for families now.

March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ is your chance to step up to make a real difference in your community now and for generations to come.

By joining us in this movement:

  • YOU’RE UNITING for health equity, opening the door for all moms to have access to care and protecting the health of families by advocating for their rights.
  • YOU’RE CONNECTING through year-round through customized challenges and team building activities that engage employees, families and friends who want moms and babies to be healthy and strong.
  • YOU’RE HONORING motherhood, babies and those who’ve experienced loss by staying active and creating change.
  • YOU’RE CARING for all families throughout their pregnancy—whether it goes as planned or has unexpected challenges— by raising critical funds, so moms and babies get the best possible start.

Take steps with March of Dimes’ community to protect the health of families today and for generations to come. Join March for Babies to ensure every mom and baby is healthy.

 
ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

For more information contact Lucero Sondakh-Dorantes at 214-621-5350 or [email protected].

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $269,100 RAISED (As of Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024)

Raised: $269,100

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Candace Topping
$17,053
2
Shelley Michelli
$6,208
3
Zeta Delta Sigma
$4,807
4
Clint Abernathy
$4,593
5
Spiller Family
$3,623
Top family teams
 
1
Team Armenta
$5,003
2
Wondrous Warriors
$3,623
3
TeamKinsley
$1,586
4
Mansfield Cedar Hill Silhouettes
$626
5
SD March
$617
Company, School & Org
 
1
MEDICAL CITY ARLINGTON
$23,452
2
COOK CHILDREN'S - TX
$19,959
3
TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES WEST
$14,673
4
SIGMA GAMMA RHO - TX
$10,631
5
MEDICAL CITY WEATHERFORD
$6,309
 
 
*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!
 

MEET THE 2024 AMBASSADOR FAMILY

 

 

The Michelli Family

Dr. Shelley Michelli's journey epitomizes resilience, empathy, and a profound dedication to maternal and infant health. Twenty-three years ago, she and her husband faced the daunting challenges of pre-term birth not once, but twice. Their first experience, after years of anticipation, took a sudden turn when Shelley was diagnosed with HELLP Syndrome, a rare and serious complication of pregnancy. Amidst the turmoil, their son EJ arrived prematurely at just 28 weeks and 5 days, weighing a fragile 1 lb 13 oz. EJ's courageous battle for survival in the NICU for 53 days ignited Shelley's passion for advocacy, leading her to champion the March of Dimes' vital work in improving the health outcomes of mothers and babies. Throughout EJ's time in the NICU, he also received Synagis to protect against RSV, amongst other therapy interventions to improve his health outcome. The Michelli family's journey continued with the birth of their second child at 35 weeks. Today, both of Shelley's children are thriving examples of the positive outcomes made possible through the March of Dimes' dedication to advancing maternal and infant health. We extend a heartfelt thank you to the Michelli family for bravely sharing their journey and stepping up as the 2024 Ambassador family. Your story inspires hope and highlights the importance of supporting maternal and infant health.

 

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