Agency: March of Dimes

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General Information

Agency Name:
March of Dimes
Description:
March of Dimes was origionally established to fight polio. Onve polio was defeated in the U.S. and most of the world, the March of Dimes turned its focus to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. We have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Our recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine. To help fund all these wonderful opportunities, the March of Dimes Foundation created the first and best walk in the nation. The March for Babies has raised over ONE BILLION DOLLARS nationwide since 1970.
Mission Statement:
We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Issues Addressed by Agency:
  • Children / Youth
  • Family
  • Health / Medicine
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postnatal
  • Women's Issues
Parking Available at Agency:
Yes
Accessible to People with Disabilities:
Yes
Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Agency-Wide Contact Information

Address 1:
505 University Dr. E. #502
City:
College Station
State:
Texas
Zip Code:
77840
Phone Number:
979-846-3470
Fax Number:
979-268-6027
Web Address:
marchofdimes.org
E-mail Address:
kscott@marchofdimes.com

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