Did You Know??
The March of Dimes sponsors annual walks across the country each spring, to raise awareness and money to fund research and educational endeavors.
The March of Dimes started as a grassroots organization founded with the help of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a result of his contracting polio in 1921.
The March of Dimes funded the research find a cure for polio.
Now The March of Dimes works to treat and prevent premature birth, low birth weight, and birth defects.
Research funded by The March of Dimes has helped develop the 14 childhood immunizations that children receive.
Research has also helped to develop Surfactant, a lifesaving medication given to premature infants to help lung development.
All of the money raised for The March of Dimes stays in the state that raises it, so...
ALL of the money raised by Team Baby Steps will stay in the state of Delaware to help educate Nurses, Doctors, and most importantly the families and public
Funds will also provide much needed support to the families who are in the NICU.
The total amount displayed reflects the amount on the team or personal fundraising
progress bar. If the progress bar is not displayed on the team or personal page, the
team/person won't be displayed on the leaderboard. Leaderboard totals reflect cash
and checks marked "received" on the online sponsor form as well as credit card and
PayPal donations. Team captains can enter as cash and mark "received" any money
raised through promotions, such as bake sales and casual days and any sponsorship
money paid to the March of Dimes, on their team's online form. Record all donations
on your online sponsor form before you turn in cash and checks to the March of Dimes!
Funds raised in March for Babies support research and programs that help moms
have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And they will be used to
bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.