On Thursday, November 5th, March of Dimes hosted their annual Signature Chefs Auction to raise money for research, education, and support for their mission of giving every baby a fighting chance. ISM was proud to be a silver level sponsor this year, partnering with Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course to provide a great package for the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for auction. One lucky bidder will be joining us for golf and California sunshine, while the real winner is the March of Dimes who can use the funds raised to further their goals.
We’ve chosen to support March of Dimes because there are an estimated 15 million babies (nearly 1 in 10) born pre-term each year worldwide, with over 500,000 occurring in the United States. Not only does this affect the development of the child and put a strain on the family, but pre-term births can lead to long-term health issues that impact quality of life. There are many ways to help babies be born closer to full term, and March of Dimes addresses these issues through several important channels: education for expectant parents, proper prenatal care for mothers, research into the causes of pre-term birth, support for families who experience a pre-term birth, and resources for healthy families. Their work has a national and global impact, which is why we are proud to support their efforts.
If you’d like to join us in support, there are many ways you can do so, just take a look at the “Get Involved” section of their website: March of Dimes