ISM is proud to continue their support for March of Dimes through their Signature Chefs Auction for the third year in a row. This great event helps raise funds for an organization that has a huge, and often unseen, impact through research, support resources, and education with the goal of giving every baby a fighting chance. We will once again be donating a package for auction at the event on November 7, 2019, along with several supporting partners to give the auction winner a fun getaway while they support a great organization!
We’ve chosen to continue 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 get involved and support March of Dimes, you can donate financially or volunteer your time. Representatives from your local chapter will help you come up with creative ways to get involved, whether that’s volunteering for their annual March for Babies in the spring, gathering supplies for new families, or even helping host military base baby showers.