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March of Dimes March for Babies 2021

The University of Houston is excited to be hosting the March of Dimes March for Babies Walk for the 25th year.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 (Virtual Walk)

 

Join the Virtual March for Babies "A Mother of a Movement!

Social distancing can't stop us from fighting for healthy moms and babies who need us now more than ever. This year, #MarchForBabies is going virtual - so everyone, anywhere - can help make a difference!

By joining us in the March for Babies 2021 campaign you can fundraise in new, exciting ways, including through our new app and with fun virtual fundraising challenges. Please see the section titled; How can I fundraise? below.

During this time of urgency given the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for March for Babies to step up! its support is even more critical. Babies can’t wait. Moms can’t wait. 

Thank you for Stepping Up for moms and babies! 

FAQ’s

What is the March of Dimes?

The March of Dimes Foundation is a United States nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. It was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, to combat polio. It has since taken up promoting general health for pregnant women and babies.

How do I join a pre-existing team?

You may join a pre-existing team by registering at www.marchforbabies.org/universityofhouston

How do I create a new team?

Contact Corina K. Morales at ckarabanoff@uh.edu or Susie Molina at srmolina@uh.edu

I'm Team Captain, what now?

Once your team is registered you can begin fundraising immediately. Also, there will be a March of Dimes UH Kickoff virtual meeting, just for Team Captains that will give you tons of ideas for fundraising and engagement efforts. More information for this event will be sent once your team is registered.

How can I fundraise?

March for Babies App

Use the March for Babies mobile app to make fundraising easier.

Simply search for "March for Babies" in the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download and you're on your way!

Are there registration fees?

Yes, it is registration & donation; $25 per participant

For example, a team of 10 walkers can raise $250

By fundraising for March for Babies, you help support moms and babies during COVID-19 and beyond.

Your support helps:

  • Research for COVID-19 treatments ensuring they are inclusive and safe for pregnant and lactating women.
  • Fundraising and advocacy efforts needed to help those families impacted by COVID-19.
  • Resources and training for doctors and nurses in the ICU and NICU who are fighting tirelessly for moms and babies every day.
  • Development of educational materials for moms-to-be and families about what they should know to protect themselves.

Thank you for supporting the health of moms and babies!

Where is the event located?

Online - Virtual Walk

What do the funds I raise go towards?

The March of Dimes uses the funds you raise to support research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives. For more information on where your money goes please visit http://www.marchofdimes.org/mission/your-support-helps-babies.aspx#.

What if I can’t or don’t want to fundraise or join a team but I want to volunteer for this event?

If you’re interested in volunteering for the March of Dimes March for Babies walk contact Veronica James - Development Specialist VJames@marchofdimes.org