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About Us

The March of Dimes Mission

To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives.

1 in 8 Babies is Born Too Soon

Premature birth can happen without warning and for no known reason. To fight this problem, the March of Dimes launched a national multiyear, multimillion-dollar Prematurity Campaign to raise awareness of the problem of prematurity and to reduce the rate of premature birth.       
In 2005, 1 in 8 babies (12.7% of live births) was born premature in the United States. How does Virginia rank in premature birth rates? Check-out our most recent Premature Birth Report Card.

For more perinatal health data, visit the March of Dimes PeriStats web site . The PeriStats web site provides:

  • Free access to U.S., state and local maternal and infant health data aggregated from more than 11 government agencies and organizations.
  • Easy access to more than 60,000 graphs, maps, and tables.
  • Over 100 health indicators, including measure of prenatal care adequacy, low birthweight, preterm birth, and infant mortality, within many indicators stratified by race, ethnicity and maternal age.
  • Detailed perinatal data for the largest U.S. cities and counties.

Banding Together

The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects. Create a virtual band in honor or in memory of a person, an organization, or even a baby-on-the-way and you'll be Banding Together with individuals from all across the nation in support of one goal, saving babies. Your donation will go toward life-saving research.