WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 –One hundred and twenty thousand babies are born with serious birth defects in America. Each donation has tremendous impact.
The March of Dimes “March for Babies” is one of the most effective ways to change that. Babies that are at risk from premature birth, birth defects and the threat of death are helped each year.
Since 1970 over $2 billion has been raised to assist moms with healthy pregnancies as well as to fund crucial research to end premature birth.
Reaching out to help a neighbor, a friend or perhaps a family member with a donation as small as a dime is one simple way to demonstrate how a basic act of kindness directly benefits the lives of a half million babies born prematurely each year.
One person at a time has been making a difference to help since 1949, when John Harrison Finger of High Point, N.C., walked 32 miles pulling a wagon for the March of Dimes. He collected $1,700 along the way.
Today, 1,100 communities across the nation and approximately 7 million people are part of the “March for Babies” army of compassion and caring walkers.
Find out how one person can make the difference in helping to save the life of a baby or a mom, from Standing at Freedom’s Gate guest Jackie Fobbs, a nationally known senior health system analyst.
Joining her on the program is Michael Joseph, a UAW international representative, editor and chief writer for UAW Region 1A’s published communications for the UAW’s Solidarity Magazine and Retiree’s News, and CEO/president of Omari Productions join host Kevin Fobbs to discuss this import effort on behalf of the most innocent and at risk.