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Raised to date:
Our goal: $700,000
Hatch Memorial Shell
45 David G. Mugar Way , Boston, MA 02108
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 10:00 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!


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.

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.


EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $101,283 *(As of Sunday, Apr 5, 2020)

Raised: $101,283

Top fundraisers
Jocelyn Wackrow
Kathryn Alexander
Missy Belbusti
Top family teams
Taylor Tot
Trevors Team
The Fawkes Squad
Top non-family teams
St.Elizabeths Medical Center NICU
BWH Strollers
*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



Wackrow Family

The Wackrow family is proud and honored to be supporting the March of Dimes for the 10th consecutive year—this time, as Boston’s 2020 March for Babies Ambassador Family. The family’s commitment to March of Dimes began in February 2009, following the birth of our youngest daughter, Taylor. In the breaks between blood tests, transfusions, and doctors’ consultations, they recognized the need for critical research to fight premature birth and end infant mortality. Thus, Team Taylor Tot began, both as a tribute to Taylor’s tenacity and a call-to-action. Jocelyn Wackrow’s pregnancy with her and Jonathan’s third child was considered high-risk. After Jocelyn’s history of preeclampsia with her two sons, Hunter and Carter, born at 33 and 34 weeks, her doctors monitored her throughout the third pregnancy. However, she grew increasingly ill during her second trimester and was admitted to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a pregnancy complication combining symptoms of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and a low platelet count. To save her own life and her baby’s, Jocelyn underwent an emergency c-section. Taylor Jean was born at 27 weeks, 6 days, and the Wackrow family embarked upon 139 days in the NICU. Taylor faced a labyrinth of setbacks and victories, including pneumonia, breathing issues, respiratory syncytial virus and multiple infections. Meanwhile, the family fell into the rhythm of life in the hospital—the quiet tension of monotony and anticipation, ventilators and machines, beeping each heartbeat, any new noise or silence a new worry. Taylor has faced numerous developmental setbacks and illness because of her premature birth including a blood disorder, torticollis and hip dysplasia. Taylor continues to amaze her doctors with her cognitive abilities and resilience. Today she loves reading, tennis and cheerleading.


- 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


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