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What does the March of Dimes mean to you?
What do you say when talking about the March of Dimes and March for Babies?
For many of us, asking for donations is something new. It helps to be prepared when asking
people for money. Telling a short story
about why preventing premature birth is important
to you is a great way to tell people our mission and why you’re involved. Practice saying it so
you’re ready to share it with people anytime, anywhere.
Messaging about the March of Dimes
About 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes
helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
The March of Dimes is inspired by all babies — those born healthy and those who need
our help to survive and thrive. They are the millions of reasons behind our urgent mission
and why, every day, we:
Fight for health insurance for all pregnant women, babies and children;
Provide comfort and information to families with a baby in intensive care;
Support lifesaving research to find treatments and preventions for the serious
problems that threaten our babies.
Messaging about March for Babies
Every baby deserves a healthy start in life. Being born too soon can lead to a lifetime of
challenges. People like you and me can change all that. So let’s work together for the
March of Dimes and make a difference for all babies!
Need a reason to walk with us? How about nearly half a million reasons: that’s how many
babies are born too soon every year in the United States!
Walking in March for Babies® is a great way to raise awareness about the hundreds of
thousands of babies born prematurely or with birth defects. But to make a real impact on
improving babies’ health, we need to first raise money.
Right now, thousands of babies are struggling with birth defects or severe illness because
they were born too soon. Thanks to you, we’re helping support research to find answers
and develop preventions for premature birth so more families can avoid this terrible
Share local statistics about prematurity
The March of Dimes helps babies across the country. Visit marchofdimes.org/peristats to find
out how babies are doing in your state, and how it compares to others. Share this
information with your team and potential donors.