From the Circle K International Website
What is March of Dimes?
- The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health.
- March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, but was originally known as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
- March of Dimes Mission: To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
What Are Some Facts for March of Dimes?
- Premature birth is when a baby is born too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy; typical pregnancy last 40 weeks. More newborns die from premature birth than any other cause.
- 1 in 8 babies are born too soon in the U.S.
- 534,000 babies are born too soon each year
- 45,250 preemies will be born this month alone
- 13 babies will die today from complications of their early birth
- Today, more than 1,400 babies in the U.S. will be born prematurely.
What Can I Do to Help Out?
- Educate yourself and others
- Spread the Word
- Give to help
What Are Some Projects for March of Dimes?
- Help in a local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Assist at March for Babies: More information at marchforbabies.org.
- Awareness Ribbons
- Letter Campaigns
- Cards and more!
How Can I Submit Donations?
March of Dimes Fundraising Form 2012 (PDF)
March of Dimes Fundraising Form 2012 (Doc)
March of Dimes Resources
March of Dimes Info Packet