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March of Dimes Foundation. A Fighting Change For Every Baby

Mission Statement

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Solving premature birth

Medicine safety and pregnancy

Meet our National Ambassador for 2016

What is team science?

World Prematurity Day

  • March for Babies
    helps every family

    Those you know and those
    who urgently need you.

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Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies

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Meet our new President

Our new President, Stacey D. Stewart, has been recognized among Women Making History on Beyonce’s website.

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WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT PREMATURE BIRTH?

15 million babies are born prematurely each year around the world. 1 million will die

Average medical cost for a healthy baby: $4,389 for a premature baby: $54,194

We are funding the work of hundreds of the brightest scientists to find the causes and help end premature birth

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