Every year in the United States, nearly half a million babies are born in too soon, 15,339 of them in Pennsylvania. With your help, we work to improve the health of babies and support families if something goes wrong.
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On Monday, November 17th, World Prematurity Day, the March of Dimes and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announced the launch of a new Prematurity Research Center with a $10 million, multi-year investment. This unique team-based approach will examine the complex problem of preterm birth and its unknown causes, in order to develop new treatments to help more women have full-term pregnancies.
Funds raised by the March of Dimes support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs, consumer and clinician education and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies. Currently, the March of Dimes is investing more than $89 million nationally and nearly $3 million in Pennsylvania in research and programs. Click here for details on our 2015 Pennsylvania Mission Investments!
By raising funds, donating your talents or joining us in a local event, you make a positive difference in the health of babies and families in neighborhoods like yours. Learn how you can help and get involved today.
Each year the March of Dimes selects families whose lives were impacted by our research, programs or educational campaigns to give a face to our mission or who have a passion to help all families have stronger, healthier babies. These local families share their story in their community to encourage families and companies to join them in make sure all babies get a healthy start in life. Please click your walk site below to read about your local Ambassador Family.