March of Dimes believes that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. From advocacy
to direct support in the community, we're working to level the playing field so all moms and babies are healthy
. We believe that when a society supports every family, the future is brighter for us all-- and when communities come together, even the toughest problems can be solved.
Premature birth is one of the most significant health threats to moms and babies today -- the leading cause of death amongst newborns, and the leading cause of lasting childhood disabilities. In California, March of Dimes is currently funding 8 active research grants totaling more than $3 million, and is committed to finding the cause and prevention of preterm birth.
March of Dimes is also fighting for initiatives to increase access to care for all, and to address the devastating disparities in health outcomes for women and children of color.
You can join the fight. Make a 100% tax deductible donation at the event or click here
to make your donation today.