The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
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March of Dimes research grants have contributed to major medical breakthroughs and advancements. Learn more.
We are determined to find the causes of premature birth and ways to prevent it. You can help.
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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