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What is the March of Dimes?

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years,
moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.

Kmart is March of Dimes Top Parner for Health of Moms and Babies


A few dollars given individually might not seem like much, but through many such small acts of
generosity, Kmart's Shop Your Way®  members, customers and associates donated an
unprecedented $11 million in 2014 to the March of Dimes annual March for Babies®  to give
more babies a healthy start in life.

"Because of Kmart's support, more women will get the prenatal care they need, and 92,000
families of babies in newborn intensive care all across the country will get comfort and
guidance," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "With Kmart as our
partner, hundreds of scientists now are working together to discover the unknown causes of
premature birth. Our work has helped reduce the US preterm birth by more than 10 percent
since 2006, sparing thousands of babis from death and disability.  We are truly grateful to
everyone at Kmart for their remarkable contributions to this effort."

Learn More go to March of Dimes official site

the March of Dimes
can help ensure that

  • More premature babies survive because surfactant therapy
    helps them breathe.
  • More babies than ever get newborn screening tests for
    life-threatening disorders that can be treated if detected early.
  • Families of babies in intensive care can get emotional support
    and the help they need to cope throughout difficult times
  • Pregnant women who can't get to prenatal care can have it
    brought to them by mobile health units
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since 1970, the March of Babies has raised
$2 billion to help families have healthier babies

Meet some of the people dedicated to this cause.

Working together
for stronger,
healthier babies

Kmart is the #1 corporate supporter of the March of Dimes Foundation and its most important fundraiser, March for Babies®. Since Kmart teamed with the March of Dimes 31 years ago, you've helped us raise more than $125 million. Together with your support, we've helped the March of Dimes work towards improving the health of an entire generation.

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I was a preemie but look at me now!

Your donations to the March of Dimes
have helped moms
and babies by:

  • Providing the best information on healthy pregnancy and delivery
  • Advocating for better healthcare coverage for the most vulnerable
  • Fighting for better newborn screening standards in every state
  • Helping moms to overcome substance abuse with community outreach programs
  • Increasing access to prenatal care with mobile clinics and transportation to doctors
  • Educating generations of parents on the value of vaccination
march of dimes® celebrating mothers and fathers everyday

We've accomplished some amazing things together, but there's still so much to do. Please donate today and help more babies get a healthy start in life. Kmart and the March of Dimes thank you for your generosity.

Learn More go to March of Dimes official site