March of Dimes virtual fundraiser replaces annual in-person walk

March for Babies

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — March of Dimes has launched a new virtual campaign called “Step Up!” to replace this year’s annual in-person event.

For 50 years, March of Dimes has served as one of the key fundraising events for the organization in its mission to support moms and babies.

The change comes, of course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Due to social distancing and stay-in-place orders, March of Dimes is encouraging supporters across the country to Step Up! by taking part in a virtual walk – safely at home or wherever they can – in order to support moms and babies during their greatest time of need,” the organization said.

How it works

The March of Dimes team has provided a step-by-step process to sign up for the campaign:

  • Register to participate at marchforbabies.org. This is how they will ensure your mile pledge donations are credited to your team and local March of Dimes chapter.
  • Once you register, use this link or the QR code below to download Charity Miles on your mobile device.
  • Follow the set-up prompts on the Charity Miles app to set-up your account. Make sure to allow access to track your motion.
  • Once you’ve set-up your profile, tap the settings icon in the top right corner of your app. Select Pledge Drive and then tap the pencil icon in the top right-hand corner of your app. Copy and paste your personal March for Babies page link in the “personal donation link” section. Select save. You’re now ready to receive pledges that will support your local community.

From the steps page on your app, you can use the Get Pledges button to ask your friends, family, and coworkers to pledge a donation for each mile you walk. Pledges start at five cents per mile.

Don’t forget to make your own pledge too.

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