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March of Dimes

Mission

We are dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

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History

For nearly 75 years, the March of Dimes has been a leading organization in saving lives and supporting innovative research. The organization was founded in 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt who wanted to eradicate polio. The March of Dimes fulfilled Roosevelt’s dream of a nation free of this disease by funding the development of the first safe and effective polio vaccines by Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Albert Sabin. Today, the focus of the March of Dimes has shifted to becoming a champion for all babies.

Q. Who do you serve?

Every day in Georgia, we are working to improve the health of moms and babies through research, education, advocacy and community services. Your support helps fund these vital programs and resources in our state.

Q. What is your organization’s biggest accomplishment?

We have 75 years of proude accomplishments. Some include: Polio vacine, PKU new born screening tests, development of neonatal intensive care units , surfactant therapy, and many more.

Q. What is March of Dime’s biggest need?

The March of Dimes couldn’t have funded the research for all the incredible advancements that they have accomplished with out the millions of volunteers, fundraisers, and sponsors that offer their continued support every year. To show your support please register to participate at marchforbabies.org and come out to our walk in Roswell on April 27th.

Q. What are the organization’s plans for the future?

We plan to continue our fight for stronger healther babies.

Website and Social Media Sites

https://marchforbabies.org  https://www.facebook.com/marchforbabies

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