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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

  • Keep your family
    safe from Zika

    Find out how to avoid Zika, the virus that
    is harmful to pregnant women and babies.

    Get informed

premature birth is the #1 killer of babies

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Babies' lives depend on it

Tell Congress to approve funding to prevent Zika virus from spreading.


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Your gift funds our efforts to keep moms and babies safe from the Zika virus.

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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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