MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Greater Arizona

Raised to date
$198,006
Our goal $350,000
 
Chase Field
401 E. Jefferson St , Phoenix, AZ 85004
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 9:30 AM
 
Date: May 11, 2024
Event Time: 09:30 AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Location:
401 E. Jefferson St , Phoenix, AZ 85004
Chase Field

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 the Movement, Live and In Person!  at CHASE FIELD, Home of the National League Champion Diamonadbacks!

In 2024, March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ continues with its bold vision. More than just a walk, it’s your entry into making a visible difference in your community now and for generations to come.

By participating in March for Babies, you’re lifting up communities for health equity, opening the door for all moms to have access to care and protecting the health of families by pushing for their rights. It’s no small feat—it’s a mother of a movement!

Start or join an existing team today, create an online fundraising page and let everyone know that you’re helping to make the community an equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.

FAMILY CUP CHALLENGE

Calling all Family and Friends Teams to join us for the 2024 March for Babies: A Mother of a MovementTM Family Cup Challenge!

The Family Cup Challenge unites Family and Friends Teams to support March of Dimes. Participating teams work together to inspire and engage others in the movement and raise funds, while also competing against each other to earn the title of 2024's March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement Family Cup Challenge Champion!

Join us today
ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

Ready, set, fundraise! Get a team together and help the AZ chapter raise money for March of Dimes mission, healthy moms and strong babies. From advocacy to prematurity research and closing the health equity gap for all families, your involvement translates into being a champion for our mission.

Fun fact, the venue, Chase Field is symbolic because the March for Babies route ends on the field...the same turf the National League Champions, the Diamondbacks play ball on. 

Click HERE to volunteer. 
 

 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $198,006 RAISED (As of Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024)

Raised: $198,006

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Rocio Grant
$7,460
2
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Eta Psi Lambda and Zeta Theta Chapters of Tucson.
$4,908
3
Christine Garrett
$3,510
4
Allison Cooper
$3,327
5
Ashlee Kohlhase
$2,239
Top family teams
 
1
Robert's Crew
$7,615
2
Team Super Emmett
$5,776
3
Iowa Girls
$3,510
4
AAWGEC/SBAZ
$2,351
5
Team John AZ
$1,504
Company, School & Org
 
1
BANNER HEALTH
$31,499
2
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP - AZ
$10,679
3
ALPHA PHI ALPHA - AZ
$8,108
4
SIGMA GAMMA RHO - AZ
$1,977
5
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - AZ
$1,600
 
 
*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!
 

Mini miracle

 

 

Emmett Hoffman

In 2016, Amanda Hoffman was pregnant with her second child – another boy. Thrilled, yet cautiously optimistic after multiple miscarriages, things seemed to be going well – until they weren’t. 26 weeks and two days into her pregnancy, Amanda woke to realize her water had broken and she was having contractions. She checked into labor and delivery where she was administered magnesium sulfate in an attempt to suppress the contractions, and a steroid injection to help her baby’s lungs in case the contractions could not be stopped. She was told if she could remain pregnant for at least another 24 hours, she could receive the second steroid injection, which would drastically improve her baby’s outcome. Emmett had other plans, and was born a few hours later, weighing 1 lb. 14 oz. Emmett spent more than three months in the NICU, finally coming home two days after his original due date. Amanda describes it as the hardest three months of her family’s lives, with many scary episodes that had them wondering whether they’d ever get to bring him home. “Between a critical baby in the hospital and an energetic three-year-old at home, my husband and I were like ships passing in the night – each of us trading off caring for our toddler and trying to keep life as normal as possible for him, and spending as much time as we could with our baby,” Amanda recalls. “We didn’t know whether he would live or die – or if he did live, what his quality of life might look like.” Today, Emmett is a smart, energetic, and happy seven-year-old. It took many years of therapies and a whole team of specialists to get him to where he is today, but as the years have gone by, he’s slowly shed most traces of his early start. Looking at him now, you’d almost never even believe he was once a micro-preemie. Team SuperEmmett participates in the March for Babies every year and is usually one of the top fundraisers, turning out one of the biggest teams. “He is our superhero. He is the reason we march,” says Amanda.

 

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