The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We carry this out through research, community programs, education, and advocacy. March of Dimes has awarded millions of dollars in Missouri for research and programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. It is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health.
Through programs and services in communities across Missouri and the Metro East, we promote healthy pregnancies and babies, and work to prevent premature birth and birth defects. Save the date for the 2nd annual Statewide Perinatal Conference: Show Me Better Birth Outcomes in Columbia, MO on November 12-14.
We're thrilled to have these wonderful families representing the March of Dimes as Ambassador Families!
Bikers for Babies
Metro East: The Pfershy Family
March for Babies
Washington: The Payne Family
Farmington: The Moss Family
St. Joseph: The Brown Family
St. Louis: The Schafluetzel Family
Jefferson City: The Goetz Family
Cape Girardeau: The Versemann Family
Springfield: The Jahnke Family
Columbia: The Stockton Family
Metro East: The Nelson Family
Advocate for Missouri Moms and Babies
The March of Dimes Missouri Chapter leads policy and legislative efforts that support our mission of improving the health of women, infants and children by reducing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The key to that success is the commitment and involvement of our grassroots volunteers in demonstrating to policy makers and legislators how the work that we do saves lives in Missouri.
The current legislative session may be over but we'll continue to advocate in Jefferson City for the creation of a statewide system of regionalized perinatal care. This system will ensure that every mom and baby in Missouri has access to the right level of care during pregnancy and after delivery. It's the right care at the right time at the right place. Learn more about it by clicking here.
Questions? Contact Trina Ragain, State Director of Program Services, Advocacy, and Government Affairs at 314-513-9963.