Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Great Lakes

Raised to date:
$59,160
Our goal: $120,000
 
Cedar Point Amusement Park
1 Cedar Point Drive , Sandusky, OH 44870
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Registration: 8:30AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Cedar Point Amusement Park
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
 
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We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!
 

Event progress* *(As of Sunday, Jun 25, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
Cedar Point - Cedar Point
$2,098
2
Firelands - PT/OT/Speech/Peds Speech
$1,290
3
Firelands - Counseling & Recovery
$920
Top family teams
 
1
TeamGraceEvans
$3,995
2
Anderson & Brady Zoldesy
$1,922
3
Conner's Angels
$1,723
Top fundraisers
 
1
Alex & Lindsay Evans
$2,704
2
Melissa and Alex Zoldesy
$1,421
3
Corinne Casali
$1,313
 
*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 Evans Family

 
At 26 weeks of pregnancy, Lindsay developed severe preeclampsia and was transported to UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital to try to lower her blood pressure and delay delivery. While there, she received the steroid treatment to help speed up the development of Grace’s lungs. She was also put on a medication to lower her blood pressure. When the treatment did not help, Lindsat had to have an emergency c-section at 27 weeks to deliver their baby girl. Grace was born weighing 1 lb 13 ounces and was immediately put on a ventilator and treated for jaundice. She remained on the ventilator for most of the four months that she was with us, but was able to try just oxygen a few times, with little success. One treatment that was used often with Grace was surfactant therapy, which is a method that was researched and developed by the March of Dimes. Without this therapy, they may not have had as much precious time with their baby girl. They finally got the chance to hold Grace and do kangaroo kare a few weeks after she was born. This slowly led to being able to do more activities with her; taking baths and eating lollipops being a few of her favorites. Grace continued to grow and gain healthy weight which in turn made it harder for her underdeveloped lungs to support her. After almost four months of receiving the best care possible in the NICU at Rainbow Babies, Grace’s lungs grew too tired and she left the Evans family to be in heaven. The Evans family are forever thankful for the time that they had with Grace and know that if it weren’t for the research and treatments developed by the March of Dimes they may not have had those four months with her!

Incentives

 
$50
- Early Bird! $50 online by 2/28/17
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March of Dimes tumbler or carry all tote + event t-shirt
$500
- March of Dimes cooler or hooded t-shirt + event t-shirt
$1,000
- Champion for Babies hat + 1/4 zip pullover OR polo + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies hat + backpack OR rain jacket + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies hat + sports chair OR jacket + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies hat + rolling suitcase OR wagon + event t-shirt
 
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Thank you to our national sponsors

Kmart logo Famous Footwear logo Macy's logo Cigna logo HCA Healthcare logo Publix logo

Thank you to our local sponsors

Gold
Cedar Point
Bronze
Buckeye Broadband
Reminger
Fisher Titus Medical Center
NOMS Healthcare