March of Dimes March for Babies Walk 2020

Due to Covid 19 pandemic , MOD celebration was done differently compared to previous years. The Woodward park Marathon walk for Preemies was cancelled and we focused on selling T-shirts for fund raising and sent out solitcitation letters to raise money for this noble cause. We wanted to express our deep gratitude to Mayor Andy Medellin of Madera, the owner of Andy’s Sports and Design for donating $300 and designing our March of Dimes shirt and Rachel Isaac, RN for donating $250. NANN/CANN our local chapter donated $1000 from the t-shirt sales and to all other people who one way or another donated cash and their efforts to this altruistic cause, we “thank you” !



“Sometimes the Littlest Things Take Up the
Most Room in Your Heart”

By Jennifer Castaneda


March of Dimes Event: April 11, 2015

 When something grabs a hold of your heart, it changes you. It changes you in the sense that you keep thinking and thinking about it. You reflect on how exactly this “something” makes a difference in your life. Now -- imagine this “something” being a baby. Not only does that little one take up the most room in your heart, but that baby becomes your life, your soul. You would do anything and everything for your child. And that is exactly what we, as NICU nurses, do every single day. We do everything in our power to fight for our babies because they take up the most room in our hearts too.  This is also why CCANN participates in March of Dimes every year.

March of Dimes is an amazing organization that helps fund lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. Every year, CCANN teams up with the rest of the community to help fundraise and raise awareness for these babies.  This year, we were able to contribute over $5200 to the organization. We did this through various fundraising activities, such as:  teriyaki bowl sales, tumbler sales, candy fundraisers, bake sales, t-shirt sales, and raffles for gift baskets. We had an abundant amount of volunteers & even more people that came to march with us during the day of the walk. 

All in all, we are extremely honored and thankful for all the help that was received for this great project.  It was amazing to see everyone come together to help surpass last year’s goal.  We appreciate all the help -- whether it was simply purchasing a raffle ticket or taking part of the assembly line to put the teriyaki bowls together! We only hope to continue this amazing energy to continue to exceed our future goals for next year. We just have to remember – it’s the “littlest” things that count!