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Get Movin’ and Walk

If you’re like me, this is about the time of the season that you’re itching to get out of the house, spend more time with friends, and maybe get in a little exercise while you’re at it.  The great thing about living in the Creative Corridor, is that you have access to a few malls that are nice enough to let local charitable organizations use them for some of their annual fundraisers.

Since there are so many worthwhile organizations that have mall walk fundraisers coming up in the next few months, I thought I would break down the upcoming walks for those who are in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area.

MDA Walk

Muscular Dystrophy Association | MDA Muscle Walk | February 9th @ Coral Ridge Mall | 8 AM – 10 AM

JDRF Walk to Cure

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation | Walk to Cure | February 23rd @ Westdale Mall | 8 AM / 10 AM Walk

CMC Mall Walk

Catherine McAuley Center | Movin’ For McAuley | March 9th @ Westdale Mall | 9 AM / 10 AM Walk


March of Dimes | March for Babies | April 28th @ Rockwell Collins | 8 AM / 9 AM Walk

Walk MS Logo

National Multiple Sclerosis Society | Walk MS | May 18th @ Kirkwood Community College | TBA

These are just the ones on my radar for the Spring.  Please let me know if I missed your favorite!  I hope you have a chance to attend one (or more!).  These are all great causes and hold a special place in my heart, so I know I’ll be at most, if not all, of these walks.  Interested in getting a team together, but not sure how to get the word out?  Have a team, but want help spreading the word?  Leave a comment on the blog or my Facebook page and I’ll do what I can to help!

See you at the mall!


HUGE Thanks – March of Dimes

Today was the March of Dimes’ March for Babies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and it was a great success!  Despite cold, cloudy weather, thousands showed up to the event.  Team CharitableConnections raised over $450, with more donations still being tallied into our final number.  Our goal was $300 for our first event, so we were very overwhelmed with the generosity of family and friends when we found out that we raised more funds than expected.  This will definitely become an annual event for us.  Here are some photos taken during today’s event:

[chelsea’s shoes]

[march for babies]

[signs throughout the event]

[one day… all babies will be born healthy]

[part of our team]

Again, we just want to send a HUGE thank you to all of those that participated, donated and supported this event!  It was great catching up with friends and meeting new ones!  March of Dimes is still raising money for this VERY worthy cause.  Read about March of Dimes here and here. Please consider contributing if you haven’t already.  See you at the next event!  Details to follow SOON!

Editor’s Note: Team CharitableConnections raised $615 for March of Dimes!  Amazing.  I couldn’t be more proud of our team for exceeding all of my expectations and doubling our goal.  Again, thank you to all of you who supported our team and those who participated in the Walk for Babies all over the US.  

– Heather

Your Support Helps Babies

In 11 short days, Team CharitableConnections will be walking in the March for Babies in Cedar Rapids.  As we posted earlier the March of Dimes raises money for premature births and complications that can arise from having babies too soon.  As the donations have started rolling in, I thought it might be nice to see where the funds go.  Please visit our team page if you would like to make a donation or join us in Cedar Rapids for the March for Babies on April 29th!

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March of Dimes

March of Dimes

April begins CharitableConnections’ first event and we could not be more excited!  On April 29th, we will be participating in the March for Babies.

Because babies need 39 weeks to fully develop their brains, the March of Dimes was created to aid mothers in having healthy, full-term babies (here).  Over half a million babies are born premature.  Funding from the March for Babies supports programs in our area for premature births and helps support the complications of being born too soon.  Every day, thousands of babies are born too small and often very sick. We are walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this.

If you are interested in walking with CharitableConnections and the March for Babies, join our team here.  If you cannot commit to walking on April 29th, please consider donating to any of our team members.  Check out your local March of Dimes events at http://www.MarchofDimes.com.