March of Dimes

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Their Mission

The March of Dimes was first opened to fight the polio virus but with this accomplished, they are now geared to help prevent birth defects from prematurity and the deaths of babies since 1958.

1 in 8 babies are born prematurely each year which is the #1 cause of their death. Even children born just a few weeks earlier can face serious challenges and disabilities. 4 more million will die before reaching age 5. Having a baby with severe problems or even losing a child is a terrible thing for any family to go through. This program works to reduce those numbers and increase awareness to help mothers and families with their programs and education.

GOAL

My personal goal is to reach at least $50 to this cause.

Where your donations go:

- NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) family support
- Expand local and global programs to educate families and help assist staying the full term of pregnancy.
- Fund Researches that cause prematurity, defects and preventions. Some ways its already helps the babies:

*Brain- Fighting prematurity for their brain to fully develop in 9 months
*Eyes- treatment to cure vision defects
*Smile - A gene was identified responsible for oral cleft which is being furthered
*Heart- New treatments mean better survival rate for those with a small heart
*Spine- Folic acid education mean babies born with neural tube defects decrease
*Lungs- Surfacant & nitric acid therapies save the life of many premee's
*Heel- A newborn screening, a drop of blood from here can save their life


Support the March of Dimes who aim to give every baby a chance to live life :)

DISCUSSION ( 22 COMMENTS )

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medic77777 2011-06-02 19:04:13
Poor kids. I did a lot of training for paramedics in the NICU at quite a bit of different hospitals.

Sad to see a kid so helpless, cant talk, and doesnt know whats going on, in such bad shape.

I plan on donating quite a bit to this cause, you may want to raise your goal over $50 =)
louisepollard 2011-05-04 22:08:11
nice one abby a well and worthy cause mate
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