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. Our recent Statewide Perinatal Conference in Columbia was a great sucess. Click below for links to the 12 conference presentations.
We're thrilled to have these wonderful families representing March of Dimes at our 2014 March for Babies events throughout Missouri. Be sure to register for the walk near you!
Washington March for Babies April 12: Michael and Crystal Payne and Harrison and Allison
St. Joseph March for Babies April 26: Eric and Katie Brown and Erin
St. Louis March for Babies April 26: Kurt and Ashley Schafluetzel and Ella
Jefferson City March for Babies April 27: Justin and Darice Goetz and Eliza
Cape Girardeau March for Babies May 3: Jim and Emily Versemann and Hattie
Springfield March for Babies May 3: Brandon and Jericho Jahnke and McKenna
Columbia March for Babies May 4: Robert and Kelli Stockton and Ava and Ella
Metro East March for Babies May 10: Johnnie and Jeanice Nelson and Mark
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.
We are currently advocating in Jefferson City for the creation of a statewide system of regionalized perinatal care. This would ensure that every mom and baby in Missouri has access to the right level of care during pregnancy and after delivery. Learn more about it by clicking here.
Questions? Contact Trina Ragain, State Director of Program Services, Advocacy, and Government Affairs at 314-513-9963.