Faces of the March of Dimes mission

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

Most common questions

How are National Ambassador Families chosen?

Families are nominated by local chapters in the spring. One family is choosen by March of Dimes leadership.

How can I become a March of Dimes Ambassador?

Contact your local March of Dimes chapter.

How does my family get involved with March of Dimes?

  • Join our online community.
  • Register for March for Babies®.
  • Become an Ambassador Family: Ambassador children and their families bring a face to the mission of the March of Dimes for your coworkers, friends and sponsors. Ambassador Family members can tell the story of how their lives have been touched by the March of Dimes. Then people can hear and see the connection between their efforts, the well-being of the child standing in front of them, and the health of thousands of other children across the country. Contact your local March of Dimes chapter today.
  • What is a March of Dimes Ambassador?

  • A family or individual who shares their story to inspire others and raise awareness
  • Celebrities touched by the mission or who are passionate about giving back and raising awareness for stronger healthier babies
  • Prominent community leaders advocating for our mission
  • What is the National Ambassador Family Program?

    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.

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