The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We carry this out through research, community programs, education, and advocacy. March of Dimes has awarded millions of dollars in Missouri for research and programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. It is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health.
Launched in November 2014, the Prematurity Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis will bring together the brightest minds from many disciplines to explore the unknown causes of early births. Learn more here!
Through programs and services in communities across Missouri and the Metro East, we promote healthy pregnancies and babies, and work to prevent premature birth and birth defects.
We're thrilled to have these wonderful families representing the March of Dimes as Ambassador Families!
March for Babies 2015
Cape Girardeau: The Lents Family
Columbia: The Wood Family
Farmington: The Krumm Family
Jefferson City: The Gilliland Family
Metro East: The Robinson Family
Poplar Bluff: The Hale Family
St. Louis: The Antisdel Family
St. Joseph: The Tabor Family
Springfield: The Jenkins Family
Washington: The Downey Family
Advocate for Missouri Moms and Babies
The March of Dimes Missouri Chapter leads policy and legislative efforts that support our mission of improving the health of women, infants and children by reducing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The key to that success is the commitment and involvement of our grassroots volunteers in demonstrating to policy makers and legislators how the work that we do saves lives in Missouri.
We're currently hard at work in Jefferson City advocating for a statewide system of regionalized perinatal care. This system will ensure that every mom and baby in Missouri has access to the right level of care during pregnancy and after delivery. It's the right care at the right time at the right place. Learn more about it by clicking here. Visit a special Facebook page to learn more about the two bills being considered by Missouri legislators. MOCares4Babies!
Questions? Contact Trina Ragain, State Director of Program Services, Advocacy, and Government Affairs at 314-513-9963.