Tuesday, May 1, 2012

March of Dimes

Pregnancy, Baby, Prematurity, Birth Defects

Prematurity Campaign

  • In the United States, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely.
  • Worldwide, 13 million babies are born too soon each year.
  • We’re working to address the crisis at home and abroad.

The serious problem of premature birth

Every year, more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Our country’s premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years. That’s serious cause for concern.

Premature birth costs society more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns.

The Prematurity Campaign
In 2003, the March of Dimes launched the Prematurity Campaign to address the crisis and help families have full-term, healthy babies. We’re funding lifesaving research and speaking out for legislation that improves care for moms and babies. Worldwide, 13 million babies are born prematurely each year. In 2008, we expanded the campaignglobally.

Healthy Babies are Worth the WaitThe Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait® program focuses on preventing preventable preterm birth. This new collaborative model is already showing signs of success. A new Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait™ education campaign began in 2011 to educate women with healthy pregnancies about the importance of waiting at least 39 weeks to give birth.

Prematurity Awareness MonthNovember is Prematurity Awareness Month® and when the March of Dimes focuses the nation’s attention on premature birth. The awareness month kicks off on November 1 with the release of the 2011 Premature Birth Report Card. November 17 marks World Prematurity Day, and the March of Dimes and our partner organizations worldwide are asking everyone to help spread the world on the serious problem of premature birth.

Our Nephew Lincy Log........
so lucky to have him here with us today!
 He is a little MIRACLE!

What Can YOU Do??


Support moms and babies 

People like you have helped moms and babies for years--through the polio years to helping to find the answers to premature birth. You help fund the research that will get us closer to stronger, healthier babies. Your generosity helps pay for printed materials to be distributed to moms in your community. Your commitment helps give moms and babies the health care coverage they need. Your gift comforts families with babies in the newborn intensive care.
Our success and breakthroughs continue because of you. You give hope to moms and babies everywhere.

~March For Babies (walk)

March of Dimes-March For Babies Website

Walk March For Babies, Seattle, Wa 

May 5th, 2012
Greater Puget Sound
Seattle Center-Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St Seattle, Wa 98109

Walk Distance: 3.1 miles
Registration Time: 8:00am
Walk Time: 9:00am
Phone: (206) 624-1373
Sign Up Now

Walk March For Babies, Tacoma, Wa

May 12, 2012
Pierce County
Wilson High School
1202 N Orchard St Tacoma, Wa 98406

Walk Distance: 3.5 miles
Registration Time: 8:00 am
Start Time: 9:00 am
Phone: (253) 752-9255
Sign Up Now

Who LOVES babies~
Bree and J
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