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10 May

Every Mother’s Wish

Posted by Linda

The two times I was expecting, the question I heard most often was, “Are you hoping for a boy or a girl”? It was a very typical question at a time when determining the baby’s gender before birth was less routine. I truly had no preference, and my response was always, “As long as the baby is healthy, it doesn’t matter.”

When I came to work for the March of Dimes and became more familiar with all they do, something dawned on me. I realized that my hope of having a healthy baby had been their hope, too. I was touched by the thought that this foundation has been devoting its research and programs to help my babies begin healthy lives. And in the event they had been born too soon or sick, treatments had been developed to give them a greater chance to survive and thrive. Absolutely nothing could mean more to me. Nothing in the world.

With Mother’s Day approaching, I can’t help thinking about the millions of babies born each year, and how the March of Dimes supports each of them through its 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. And what a meaningful gift it would be to honor a special mom by making a donation to help continue this lifesaving mission.

For moms. For babies. For health. For hope. For generations to come.

6 May

Shawn and her mom Teri

Shawn and her mom Teri

Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson and her Mom, Teri, have a Mother’s Day message for you in support of all moms and the March of Dimes!


You can also view this wonderful video on March of Dimes Iowa Sponsor Hy-Vee’s website, and look for a complimentary ad in Iowa newspapers on Sunday.

The March of Dimes wishes everyone – all of our walkers, sponsors, teams and amazing volunteers – a very Happy Mother’s Day.  Thank you for all you do to improve the health of moms and babies everywhere!

8 May
The Hall Family - Our National Ambassadors

The Hall Family - Our National Ambassadors

Michael Hall is the March of Dimes National Ambassador Dad. Every time Michael speaks out about prematurity to raise money for the mission, he lights up with joy and pride talking about his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Katelyn. Michael is leading Team Katelyn to victory for March for Babies. And, oh yeah, Michael was also named Dad of the Month by iParenting.


Want to know what this volunteer dad extraordinaire is doing for Mother’s Day? Michael is shopping online to benefit the cause! Flowers, photos, jewelry and more. Take a few more steps for babies – get something for your mom! Or, is your mom the mom who has everything and is also allergic to flowers, just donate in her honor – it’s a priceless gift of love and hope.

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