march for babies blog
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.
I’m sure many of you who walked last weekend, or are planning on walking this weekend, had beautiful locations for your March for Babies event. But I think I definitely lucked out with my walk. I was in New Haven, CT volunteering at their event which took place at Lighthouse Point Park. On the beach. Complete with a lighthouse, old-fashioned carousel, and plenty of picturesque views for walkers to enjoy.
There were many highlights from the day, but watching the children play after completing the route was definitely one of them. I was also very moved by Team Kaelyn, a family team walking in memory of a little girl with my name. Thank you to Team Kaelyn, Team Peleach, and all of the other family teams who walked and helped remind me why participating in March for Babies is so important.
And youth walkers? Special shout out to East Shore Middle School who fundraised and walked in a community service effort led by student Serena Mulligan. Also, kudos to the women of Quinnipiac University’s Women’s Ice Hockey Team who showed up with smiles to help set up the walk. Go Team Youth!
It was such a beautiful day, I couldn’t resist snapping some photos. Did your walk site rival mine in beauty? Were you inspired by any family teams or youth walkers? Please share, we’d love to hear what made your March for Babies Day!