Each year the March of Dimes selects a special child whose life was saved by our research, programs or educational campaigns to give a face to our mission. As a living symbol of the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality, the National Ambassador plays a vital role in our efforts to save babies.
Past National Ambassadors (2000 to 2009)
2012 National Ambassador : Kieran Wittstruck
2011 National Ambassador : Lauren Fleming
2010 National Ambassador : Joshua Hoffman
2009 National Ambassador : Katelyn Hall
2008 National Ambassador : Catharine Aboulhouda
2007 National Ambassador : Zeek Taylor
2006 National Ambassador : Alexa Ostolaza
2005 National Ambassador : Navy Anderson
2004 National Ambassador : Amanda Reeves
2003 National Ambassador : Emma Nichole Henderson
2001 & 2002 National Ambassador: Justin Lamar Washington
2000 National Ambassador : Mackenzie Ryan Brooks
Families are nominated by local chapters in the spring. One family is choosen by March of Dimes leadership.
Contact your local March of Dimes chapter.
The National Ambassador Program provides an opportunity for a volunteer family to help convey the mission of the March of Dimes by sharing their personal experience in publicity and appearances. The family donates its time, and appearances are scheduled through the National Office for chapters that request the National Ambassador Family to visit.
Throughout the year, the National Ambassador Family travels across the country to hundreds of meetings, special events, conferences, and fundraising activities, sharing their compelling story with millions of Americans.