Since our humble beginning in 1938 the March of Dimes has touched the lives of countless individuals. After conquering polio, the March of Dimes chose a new path, and shifted its focus to the leading causes of death among infants; prematurity and birth defects. Since that time, the March of Dimes has funded many significant scientific breakthroughs, and we hope to be on the horizon of many more.
Every hour, 53 babies are born too small and have to fight just to survive. And every hour, 17 babies are born with a birth defect that could kill or disable them. Your participation helps find the causes of prematurity so new treatments and cures can help save babies as well as support programs that help mothers and health care providers in our community get the information they need to deliver healthy babies.