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    Meet the

    Families like the McBrides benefit from the lifesaving work of March of Dimes. Watch their story and find out how you can make a difference.

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    Donate to
    help babies

    A gift from you can help give every baby the best possible start.

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    Birth Report Card

    Find out how your state ranks on the 2018 Report Card.


Ways to Support

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Donate to help babies

A gift from you can help give every baby the best possible start.

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Facebook Fundraiser

Create a Facebook fundraiser to raise critical awareness and funds to help every family have the best possible start.

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Shop the Gift Guide

Purchase symbolic gifts or products from the March of Dimes gift guide to help us build healthier families.


Prematurity Awareness Month

Our Impact

March of Dimes is a champion for families, fighting for the health of moms and babies in communities like yours and across the country. Thanks to the support of donors and families, we can make a difference in the lives of 4 million babies born each year by:

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for policies to protect them

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radical improvements to the health care they receive

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research to find solutions

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families with tools to have healthier pregnancies

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communities to build a brighter future for us all

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Get the app

If you have a baby in the newborn intensive care unit, My NICU Baby App is available whenever you need it to provide peace of mind, support and information at your fingertips.

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Speak up for families

Sign up for our action network to help persuade policymakers to pass laws and regulations that promote the health of women and babies, and send your representatives messages of support for all families.

Be an advocate
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Join us online

Don’t miss our webinar, perfect for NICU families, A Day in the Life: Caregiving for a Medically Complex Child, on November 9 at 1:00-2:00 p.m., EST.

Take Action on Social

Post messages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—don’t forget to tag @marchofdimes and use #PrematurityAwarenessMonth and #WorldPrematurityDay in your posts!

    Get Tips and Tools

    Download our Prematurity Awareness Month toolkit for videos, posters, tools and more to join the fight for the health of families this fall. Be sure to visit our social presskit to easily post your support and spread awareness on your social media accounts all month long.

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    Month Toolkit