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22 Apr
Online Fundraising

Get Ready To Walk!

Posted by Online Fundraising

Get ready for March for Babies this weekend in more than 200 communities across the country. Rain or shine, millions of March of Dimes fundraisers are gearing up to join family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and others to walk, celebrate and raise funds for stronger, healthier babies.

March for Babise collage

From celebrities and local elected officials to your neighbor down the street, caring individuals like you have helped drive the mission of the March of Dimes to a long, rich history of success. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes continues to fund critical, lifesaving research and medical breakthroughs that benefit countless people around the world. We also connect with moms and moms-to-be through our websites, printed materials, videos and community programs, and offer information and comfort to families with a baby in newborn intensive care. Today, we fight the crisis of premature birth, which affects 1 of every 9 babies born in the United States. Help put an end to this and other health problems that threaten our babies. Come out and walk, donate and raise money as we work together for stronger, healthier babies. Thank you!

Find a March for Babies near you at marchforbabies.org

23 Jan
Linda

First Step to Fundraising!

Posted by Linda

It’s that time of year again – it’s March for Babies season! We all love walking for babies, but sometimes the hardest thing is kicking off your team’s fundraising. One of the easiest ways to do it is to donate to yourself when you register! It shows your family and friends that you believe in the cause you’re fundraising for and it feels great to see the first donation on your personal fundraising dashboard!

This year, we’ve made it even easier to donate to your own team – as soon as you register, a pop-up will appear prompting you to make a donation to yourself! Whether it’s just $10, $15, or $20 – you can jump-start your fundraising and feel great! The earlier you start, the more time you have to fundraise! So don’t delay – register today and kick off your fundraising that helps moms and babies through education and research!

3 Dec
Linda



Even as people are starting to register and reactivate their March for Babies 2014 walks, muster their teams, and shine their marching shoes, we are hard at work improving MarchforBabies.org!

In the next few weeks, expect to see a great new look on our web site. Plus, there will also be new tools and features to maximize your fundraising efforts!

We thank you for all your support. Thanks to all your hard work, just look at what you’ve helped accomplish:

Here is to a safe and happy holiday and a great start to March for Babies 2014!

20 May
Linda

Post-walk donations can still add up!

Did you know that even if our walk is over, any donations we receive still count to earn us a gift card or to increase its value?

We have until May 31 to continue to raise money for vital research and programs — and get closer to earning a Kmart or Macy’s card gift card to spend in-store or online!

Raise $350: $15 Gift Card / $500: $25 Gift Card / $1,000: $50 Gift Card / $2,500: $125 Gift Card $5,000: $250 Gift Card / $10,000:
 $500 Gift Card / $20,000+:
 $600 Gift Card

We’re getting closer, so let’s keep up the good work. The more we raise, the higher the value of our gift card and the more we help babies and moms!

6 May
Linda



You’ve done so much for March for Babies, but we’re still short of our goal. The good news is that the money you’ve raised so far is already supporting moms and babies in your community.

The numbers might be down…so think “UP!”

For every additional $100 you raise on marchforbabies.org via credit card or PayPal* between May 1 and May 8, you’ll be entered to win two round-trip tickets on United Airlines.

It’s actually quite doable. Maybe send a few more emails; ask 10 people for just $10; donate a little more to your own campaign; suggest making a donation to March for Babies to honor a special mom for Mother’s Day.

We can still get there…and you could be packing your bags. Good luck!

Restrictions:
• Challenge is limited to online funds raised between midnight ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, and midnight ET Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Funds raised before or after these dates and times will not count toward entry.
• Only donations made to individual walkers are eligible: donations made to a March for Babies team and not to a specific walker will not count toward entry.
• The travel certificates are valid for travel from anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/ Alaska/Canada/Caribbean/Mexico to anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/Alaska/ Canada/Caribbean/Mexico. Offer valid only on UA flights operated by United and United Express. Travel is not permitted on other codeshare flights. Please note some codeshare flights may not have applicable booking classes available. Therefore, bookings are only permitted on flights offering applicable class of service. Travel valid June 1, 2013 – June 1, 2014.


Winner will be posted on Facebook

2 May
Linda



As you know, March for Babies is our biggest annual fundraiser that supports lifesaving research and groundbreaking programs for babies, moms and families. Our hopes were high, but we haven’t reached our goal…YET. You can make this happen. Even if your walk day has passed, your opportunity to help babies hasn’t.

Listen to this — if you go the extra mile for babies, you could be going places! For every additional $100 you raise on marchforbabies.org via credit card or PayPal* between May 1 and May 8, you’ll be entered to win two round-trip tickets on United Airlines.

You can be the lucky winner AND bring us closer to our goal!

Restrictions:
• Challenge is limited to online funds raised between midnight ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, and midnight ET Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Funds raised before or after these dates and times will not count toward entry.
• Only donations made to individual walkers are eligible: donations made to a March for Babies team and not to a specific walker will not count toward entry.
• The travel certificates are valid for travel from anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/ Alaska/Canada/Caribbean/Mexico to anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States/Alaska/ Canada/Caribbean/Mexico. Offer valid only on UA flights operated by United and United Express. Travel is not permitted on other codeshare flights. Please note some codeshare flights may not have applicable booking classes available. Therefore, bookings are only permitted on flights offering applicable class of service. Travel valid June 1, 2013 – June 1, 2014.


Winner will be posted on facebook.com/marchofdimes.

28 Apr
Volunteers

March for Babies NYC a Success!

Posted by Volunteers

March of Dimes New York Division Celebrity Chairman Eli Manning kicked off the New York City March for Babies walk today with March of Dimes President Jennifer Howse, Vice President and General Manager of GE Aviation Bill Fitzgerald, New York Division Ambassador Daphne and her parents, and Diego from Dora the Explorer!

Thanks everyone who came out to the New York City Walk!

27 Apr
Volunteers



Jordin Horowitz, Top Youth Walker; Samantha Harris; Linda Cardellini; Barry Simmons, Bank of America; Steve Henning LA Board Chair/State Board Member; and in Talia Sommer (in front) lead off the starting line of the March of Dimes California Chapter March for Babies walk at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

More than 15,0000 walkers joined together for the walk for healthier babies! Wow!

26 Apr
Linda

Get ready to WALK!

Posted by Linda



Get ready to MARCH ON!

It’s the exciting countdown to March for Babies! Our hearts are full, our spirits are high and our will is stronger than ever to march on to help babies. We honor the families in Boston and support our nation’s children with our unified dedication to a lifesaving mission! The March of Dimes is working closely with local law enforcement to secure the safety of our events. So it’s all systems go for a very fun and rewarding day! Grab your T-shirts and sneakers and check out these last-minute reminders:

Reach out again to potential donors. Make sure to include the link to your personal fundraising page to make it even easier. They will receive a thank-you and tax receipt.

If you raised money online, print your personalized sponsor form from your personal page and bring it to your walk, along with your cash and checks.

If you raised all your money offline, download and fill out a blank sponsor form to record your fundraising efforts.

Contact your local March of Dimes chapter if you have any last-minute questions.

This will be a day like no other.
A day when we stand together in the fight to help babies have the healthiest start possible.



Ready…set…MARCH ON!

24 Apr
Volunteers


March for Babies Los Angeles 2012

The Los Angeles March for Babies walk will take place this Saturday on April 27th in Exposition Park and it’s going to be an exciting day!



Joining us for a second time is Samantha Harris who will be hosting the event!



Fellow celebrity mom Linda Cardellini will join in this year’s Los Angeles March for Babies – it’s sure to be a fun time for everyone!

We truly appreciate the support of our celebrity partners helping raise funds and awareness for the March of Dimes!

It’s still not to late to join a walk – click HERE to register now!

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