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Take A Walk In Cayden's Shoes

More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely in the U.S. each year. Too many babies like Cayden start their life in the NICU, unable to breathe on their own. Watch Cayden's victorious journey. When a society supports every family, the future is brighter for us all. And when communities work together, even the toughest problems can be solved.

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the terms of the Waiver.



I, for myself and my child/children and in consideration of my participation and my child's/children's participation in the March for Babies Event ("Event"), do hereby acknowledge and agree as follows:

Acknowledgment and Assumption of Inherent and Other Risks: By checking the box on this online Waiver indicating my electronic signature I, for myself and any listed participant child/children, acknowledge and agree that March of Dimes is not providing me or my child/children with insurance or legal advice. The activities associated with the Event carry inherent and other risks that can cause participants harm. I have had the opportunity to obtain information about the activities and the risks they carry. Neither I nor my child/children have any mental or physical condition that will place me or my child/children or others at risk on account of participation in the Event and my child/children and I are properly trained and medically able to participate in the Event. I am signing for myself and as the parent of a minor participant(s) and give my permission for my child/children to participate and I accept and assume full responsibility for any risk of injury, death or loss I or my child/children may suffer on account of my participation or the participation of my children in the Event.

Release & Indemnity: By checking the box on the online registration form indicating my electronic signature, for myself and on behalf of my participating child/children, I agree to release, and not to sue, March of Dimes a New York Not-for-profit corporation, its chapters, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, leaders, and advisors (collectively “March of Dimes”), the municipality in which the Event will take place and sponsors of the Event with respect to any and all claims for any injury, damage, death, or other loss in any way connected with myself or my child's/children's participation in the Event. I understand that I am agreeing to waive all claims I or my child/children may have against March of Dimes (including negligence), and agree that neither I nor my child/children, nor anyone purporting to act on behalf of me or my child/children may make any claims against March of Dimes, the municipality in which the Event will take place and sponsors of the Event as a result of any injury, damage, death or other loss suffered by me or my child/children; and further, that on behalf of myself and my participating child/children I agree to defend and indemnify (meaning protect and compensate) March of Dimes with respect to any and all claims: 1) brought by or on behalf of me or my child/children, or by or on behalf of any other person (including family members) for any injury, damage, death, or other loss I or my child/children may suffer in connection with my own or my child's/children's participation in the Event; or 2) brought by any person for any injury, damage, death, or other loss to the extent caused by myself or my child/children.

Images/Consent. I grant to March of Dimes or its designees, the irrevocable right and permission to photograph, film, record, and otherwise capture my own and/or my participating child's/children's name, image, voice, statement, photograph, or likeness (collectively "recordings") and use or sublicense them in any media throughout the world, in perpetuity, including for reproduction, display, or otherwise (e.g., on websites, on social media, in publications, or for informational, educational, promotional, or other purposes), without compensation to me or my child/children. I agree that March of Dimes owns its own respective recordings and all copyrights in them. I waive any inspection or approval rights.

Other Provisions. I (for myself and on behalf of my participating child/children) agree:

  • I authorize March of Dimes, the Event Organizer(s), medical personnel, or others to obtain or provide medical care for myself, my child/children, to transport my child/children and/or I to a medical facility, and to provide treatment they consider advisable for myself and/or for my child's/children's health. I agree to pay all associated costs. I authorize the release of my own and/or my child's/children's medical records and personal information by or to the Event Organizer(s) and March of Dimes, if necessary or useful for treatment, referral, billing, or insurance purposes.
  • I am signing this Waiver, Assumption of the Risk, Release and Consent for myself and as a parent or guardian, and if my parental status or authorization to sign on my behalf or on behalf or on my child's/children's behalf is challenged or found invalid, I will not sue, and will indemnify and defend, March of Dimes to the fullest extent allowed by law and this agreement, just as if I were the participant's parent or guardian or authorized signatory for myself. I will also indemnify and defend March of Dimes against any claims, by any person or agency that takes the position that my signature was not effective.
  • This document is intended to be interpreted and enforced to the greatest extent allowed by law. If any portion of this document is deemed unlawful or unenforceable, it shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions, which shall continue in full force and effect.

I represent and warrant that I am 18 years of age or older and that I am the Parent and/or Guardian of the child or children listed on the March for Babies Registration Form, with authority to sign this Waiver on behalf of myself and on behalf of my child/children. I have carefully read and fully understand the terms of this Waiver, and voluntarily sign this document and acknowledge that it shall be effective and legally binding on me, my participating child or children, and my own and my child's or children's family members, heirs, executors, representatives, insurers, assigns, and estate. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including the right to sue the March of Dimes Foundation and all other parties identified under this Waiver, Assumption of Risk, Indemnity and Consent. I hereby provide a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

As a policy matter, the March of Dimes prefers not to accept restricted donations for March for Babies. However, you may request in writing to have your personal donation be restricted, and the March of Dimes will honor it. Participants cannot legally restrict donations on behalf of their sponsors without sponsors' written permission.


Testimonial 1


Mother of Sean, stillborn at 21 weeks

“This year will be my first walking. The past few years I have volunteered at our local event, but I did not have a family team myself. I didn’t feel ready. I feel ready this year. I will proudly be at the walk in honor of my little fighter, Sean, with his brothers and dad by my side.”

Testimonial 3


Mother of Juliana

“Every day of your life in the NICU was emotional for us, but we embraced every moment of it… We have shed many tears, and I'm sure we'll shed more, because what we've realized is that we love you more than life itself. We just didn’t know that love could be this strong.”

Testimonial 2


Mother of Lexi, Alexia and Ariana

“We walk so that our daughters won't ever have to lose a child. Without parents who walked before us, we would very likely be the parents of only one living child.”