March of Dimes
Premature birth is the #1 killer of Babies. While the average medical cost for a healthy baby is $4,389; it soars to $54,194 for a premature baby. March of Dimes is deeply concerned about the impact that racial and ethnic disparities have in terms of low birth weight and infant mortality of babies born in the United States.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority has maintained our longstanding partnership with March of Dimes by helping to improve the health of mothers and their babies through programs that increase access to prenatal care and connection to services aimed to educate and reduce poor birth outcomes. We help babies, by raising funds through Walk for Babies, the March of Dimes annual fundraising drive, and by supporting the Prematurity Campaign, which addresses the crisis of prematurity globally.