March for Babies
March for Babies is the signature event for the March of Dimes. It's inspired by all babies - those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.
How the March of Dimes Helps
- Fights for health insurance for all pregnant women and children
- Pushes for newborn screening that could save lives and prevent mental retardation
- Provides comfort and information to families with a newborn in intensive care
- Supports all-important, Nobel Prize-winning research offering hope for preventions and solutions for babies born too soon or with birth defects
March of Dimes carries out its mission in the name of babies, moms and families everywhere. The March of Dimes has touched your life if:
- Your baby received a vaccine to prevent polio
- Your baby received newborn screening to test for dangerous but treatable conditions
- You took folic acid before and during pregnancy to prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord
- You had a healthy baby due in part to good prenatal care
Premature birth remains the March of Dime's top priority mission focus. Premature birth touches half a million babies and their families every year. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities. With everyone's support, the March of Dimes is funding amazing research by the best scientists to learn ways to make more pregnancies go a full nine months.
2014 March for Babies Information
Saturday, April 19
UGA Stegeman Coliseum
For more information, visit marchofdimes.com.