Every year in the United States, nearly half a million babies are born too soon, nearly 10,000 of them right here in Alabama. Sadly, more than 520 Alabama babies die each year before their first birthday. With your help, we work to improve the health of babies and support families if something does go wrong. Premature birth is the number one killer of children under the age of 5, and 50 percent of those preterm births are for unknown reasons. No one is working harder than the March of Dimes to give a fighting chance to every baby. Preventing premature birth in Alabama could mean an annual savings up to $453 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.
Congratulations to Birmingham's own "Macklem Miracles" for being recognized as the 2015 Top March for Babies Family Team in Alabama for raising $14,000! Jon, Elizabeth, Ford and Whit are pictured here with their March for Babies team.