Jack Pratt, who was born nine weeks early, stole the show at Chris Pratt's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony today! This preemie has come a long way and we've loved watching him grow up. Congrats to Chris and Anna Faris and we thank them for helping to raise prematurity awareness.
From Maine to Nevada, nearly a dozen NICUs will hold reunions of their NICU grads at March for Babies! Whether reconnecting at a reunion, or joining together as a walk team, we can't wait to hear about the special moments between families and NICU staff. [ Po.st Link ]
What’s cuter than a Mommy and Me look? Our friend Thalia invites you to check out her special Mother’s Day Mommy & Me collection at Macy's and 10 percent of every purchase will benefit the March of Dimes! [ Po.st Link ] #thaliasodiformacys
We're walking across the country this weekend. Remember, we walk rain or shine! Pack your umbrellas and ponchos if you're expecting a shower (bonus points if your rain gear is purple!), or bring your sunscreen and baseball caps if you're in a sunny state. Haven't registered? It's not too late! Sign up today: [ Po.st Link ]
Every superhero needs a disguise! This Saturday, head to Kmart and get your little fighter a free purple mask while supplies last! Snap a picture and tag with #superhero4babies & #lifeisridiculouslyawesome. Perfect accessory for March for Babies day!
"Our family walked in our first March for Babies in 2008 as our son AJ marked his 198th day in the NICU. Throughout our NICU stay, March of Dimes taught us many things. Most importantly, they reminded us that we were not alone. We walk to pay forward the amazing support we received. Join us?" – Tara [ Po.st Link ]
For families of preemies and other babies born with complications, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) allows them to receive lifesaving health care and protects their family's financial wellbeing. Unfortunately, government funding for CHIP will expire in September. Help us urge Congress to fund CHIP to ensure that pregnant women and babies continue to get the care they need. [... View details ⇨
Of women with confirmed Zika during pregnancy, 1 in 10 gave birth to a baby with birth defects. A very troubling aspect of this virus is that we don’t know the long-term effects it has on babies. We urge pregnant women to take precautions to protect themselves and their babies.
Evelyn was born with a rare birth defect that kept her in the NICU for the first 9 months of her life. After countless surgeries, she recently went home! She will undergo more surgeries and treatments in the coming years, but doctors are hopeful for the future. Help give hope to families like Evelyn's by joining March for Babies: [ Po.st Link ]
It's people like Mike Dombrovski who make breakthroughs for babies possible. He has participated in March for Babies every year since 1975 (that's 42 years) and has raised over $100,000! Check out some of his fundraising tips, leave a comment to thank this legendary volunteer, and join him: [ Po.st Link ]
Team Captains are our leaders, uniting people who have been affected by premature birth, birth defects, or loss, and helping them become a part of March for Babies. Share this if you're proud to be a Team Captain - we're certainly proud of you! There's still time to lead your own team. Find out how: [ Po.st Link ]
The March of Dimes is deeply concerned about the impact that significant racial and ethnic disparities are having on the health and well-being of babies, families and society as a whole. We don't know why race plays a role in premature birth, but we're working to find out. [ Po.st Link ]