In Alabama, 60,050 are born each year. Of those, 9,360 babies are born prematurely (before 37 weeks gestation), and 1,820 babies are born with a birth defect. Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death; and 50 percent of those preterm births are for unknown reasons. No one is working harder than the March of Dimes to give EVERY BABY a healthy, fighting chance at life. With your help, we work to improve the health of babies and support families if something does go wrong.
Preventing premature birth in Alabama could mean an annual savings up to $483 million! This is why your support is so very important to our mission and work. The March of Dimes Alabama Chapter CARES.
Through programs and services in communities across Alabama, we promote healthy pregnancies and babies, and work to prevent premature birth and birth defects. We educate moms and support families in need. Funding for community programs is provided through the grants process. The program services committee holds the responsibility of awarding grants each year. We have $1,090,841 invested in Alabama committed to improving the health of moms and babies for the 2013-2014 years.
Join us on Friday, November 21 for Blue Jeans for Babies Day! Wear your 2014 Blue Jeans for Babies t-shirt of choice to show your support of a great mission and cause - HEALTHY BABIES.
Huge thanks to our statewide partners and sponsors, Books-A-Million and 2nd & Charles!