|The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
March of Dimes
|President Franklin Roosevelt's personal struggle with polio led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at a time when polio was on the rise. Better known as the March of Dimes, the foundation established a polio patient aid program and funded research for vaccines developed by Jonas Salk, MD and Albert Sabin, MD. Since 2003, our fight to save babies has been strongly characterized by our Prematurity Campaign.