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March of Dimes- Miami Valley Ohio Division
3131 S. Dixie Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45439
Phone Number: 937-294-3330
Visit Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com
We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
The March of Dimes was established by FDR to fight polio. The mission focus was shifted to premature birth and birth defects. The March of Dimes' research breakthroughs have helped save thousands of babies.
For the past thirty years, well into the 21st century, the rate of premature birth in the United States has risen steadily. In 2003, the March of Dimes launched its Prematurity Campaign to confront this alarming trend, the nation’s most serious perinatal health problem. Initial Prematurity Campaign goals were to increase public awareness of the problem and to decrease the preterm birth rate by at least 15 percent by 2010. While awareness has measurably increased, the preterm birth rate itself has continued to climb; e.g., more than 520,000 babies were born prematurely in 2005. In that year, the Foundation formally added prematurity to its mission statement and three years later extended the Prematurity Campaign to the year 2020 in an effort to apply additional scientific, clinical and public policy advances to solve this problem. Our work continues on all fronts. The March of Dimes NICU Family Support program provides information, comfort and support to families during NICU hospitalizations. Our longstanding advocacy for newborn screening has led to nearly complete mandated coverage in all states for 30 serious disorders. And our recent focus on late preterm birth – infants born between 34 and 36 weeks gestation – has alerted health care providers, mothers and mothers-to-be that every week of pregnancy up to full term is critically important. From Prematurity Awareness Month (November) to the annual March for Babies, from our national Prematurity Research Initiative to countless local community grants across the United States, the March of Dimes is proud to uphold its commitment as the champion for all babies.
We want everyone to become involved in their community. We welcome volunteers of all ages! We need help on our various committees and also volunteers to help day-of events.
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We would like to have some mission materials printed in color. For our 3 walk locations across the Miami Valley, we are in need of new First Aid Kits.
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