Too many families are spending Mother’s Day in the hospital, watching their newborn fight to eat and breathe in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Many of them feel alone, confused or scared. Help us raise $50,000 by May 8 to support NICU families during some of their most difficult days. For this limited time only, your gift will be matched 3X.


Pregnancy can be challenging at any time. Now imagine giving birth months too soon during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 24, Alicia was diagnosed with coronavirus while pregnant. Then things went from bad to worse. She ended up being put on a ventilator and spent 41 days in the ICU.

After carrying her baby for nearly 32 weeks, Alicia delivered her son Laith while in a medically induced coma—nearly two months too early. And so their difficult journey to recovery began.

“We’re all healthy now and doing better,” says Alicia. “Without the incredible NICU staff and the contributions of March of Dimes, I don’t know if we could have the same story today.”

Up to $50,000 received before the deadline of midnight May 8th, 2022, will be tripled. Matched donations do not count towards March for Babies, March for Babies teams, or other March of Dimes Campaigns.