MARCH FOR BABIES: A MOTHER OF A MOVEMENT™


 

Massachusetts

Raised to date
$474,045
Our goal $450,000
 
Hatch Memorial Shell
Hatch Shell - 47 David G Mugar Way , Boston, MA 02114
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 10:30 AM
 
Date: May 11, 2024
Event Time: 10:30 AM
Registration Time: 9:00AM
Location:
Hatch Shell - 47 David G Mugar Way , Boston, MA 02114
Hatch Memorial Shell

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

This year, March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ has a bold new 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 America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.

 


EVENT DETAILS:

Hatch Shell, Boston

9:00am Registration, Family Friendly Activities and Food Trucks

10am and 10:15am Super Hero Sprint on the Field

10:30am Program from the stage

10:45am Walk begins 1.2 Mile path along the Charles River


Please don’t hesitate to reach out, we’re excited to meet you and support you:

Julia Vose, Executive Director for March of Dimes Massachusetts:

[email protected]

Karen Fullwood, Donor Development Specialist for March of Dimes Massachusetts:

[email protected]

ABOUT THE LOCAL EVENT

ABOUT MARCH FOR BABIES 

Join the movement! This year, March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ has a bold new 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! 

To view photos from last year's?Boston March for Babies event CLICK HERE! 

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

EVENT DETAILS 
Saturday, May 11th 2024 
Site opens at 9:00 AM 
Stage program begins at 10:30 AM 
Walk step-off at 10:45 AM 

Super Hero Sprint at 10:00 AM 

T-SHIRTS: We will be providing March for Babies event t-shirts to any registered participant who raises and/or donates $100 or more.

 


 

EXPERIENCE PROGRESS* $474,045 RAISED (As of Thursday, Jun 20, 2024)

Raised: $474,045

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Bill Fitzgerald
$38,848
2
Stephanie Shine
$13,955
3
Jocelyn Wackrow
$12,057
4
Estefania + Charles Moore
$11,062
5
Craig Best
$7,525
Top family teams
 
1
Boston Marathon 2024
$18,507
2
Taylor Tot
$12,922
3
Trevors Team
$11,153
4
Banking on Change
$10,566
5
Best 4 Babies
$10,469
Company, School & Org
 
1
BWH STROLLERS
$53,575
2
MARCH OF DIMES - BOARD OF TRUSTEES
$38,909
3
BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS- MA
$27,442
4
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY - MA
$12,828
5
MARCH OF DIMES - MA MASSACHUSETTS
$9,428
 
 
*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 2024 Ambassador Family

 

 

Crystal Haynes Copithorne

Click here for a word from our ambassador family and Chair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ynAlom4naY&t=7s On May 5, 2021 Crystal Haynes Copithorne, thought she and her baby was going to die, here is their story: Blood was everywhere and the paramedics carrying me out of my home, 27 weeks pregnant, were not comforting me -- they were asking if I was from this country and if the man standing in the road, watching the ambulance take me to the hospital was my employer. I explained I was from Springfield, MA (my whole family was). Had been on television in Boston for more than a decade. I owned that home. That man, scared out of his mind was my husband. I wish I could say that was the only instance of racism I experienced that day -- one of the scariest of my life -- but it wasn't. A nurse administering the drugs that would strengthen my son's lungs if they had to deliver referred to an anti-nausea treatment as ghetto and said, "You know all about that, right?" When I didn't answer, she said it again. I asked she leave my service. I was admitted to the hospital for nearly 50 days and everyday I fought for my right to be treated fairly under care and for my son to have the best chance to live and thrive. I was prepared to fight for my son's life with my body. I wasn't prepared to fight for myself to be seen as a human being. We were lucky. We had a happy ending. James was born at 35 weeks, and while getting him healthy after a month in the NICU, an airway defect, severe asthma and food allergies was an enormous challenge, he's happy and meeting or exceeding all his benchmarks. So many other families like mine don't have that outcome. Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than their white counterparts and racism in their treatment spaces has been identified as significant factor in that statistic. Let's work to change these outcomes. Let's make it a safer country to have and love our babies. Join us.

 

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