Help babies become what they’re born to be with March of Dimes

March of Dimes is a cause near and dear to my heart. Not only did I have two premies of my own,  but I also have a nephew who was born 6 weeks early weighing only 5lb 4oz! At delivery they found James’ cord had a tight knot in it and was wrapped around his neck and he had no amniotic fluid. He was critical. He was in a helicopter on his way to emergency surgery within minutes of birth. It was a scary time, he almost didn’t make it.

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Thankfully, James did make it. And he and my babies are not alone. 1 in 9 babies in the United States are born prematurely and over 15 million premature babies are born worldwide every year.

Thank goodness for March of Dimes! For over 75 years, the March of Dimes has helped babies be born strong and healthy through research, vaccines, education and breakthroughs. Their tireless work has helped countless babies and their families.

The March of Dimes #imbornto campaign this year celebrates the great things babies are born to do and thanks mothers and fathers who are the guardians and protectors of babies’ hopes and dreams.

I am so honored to join the March of Dimes as one of 39 mothers helping to spread awareness about the #imbornto campaign, raising money to support the wonderful work they do to help women achieve 39 weeks of healthy pregnancy! I think my nephew was born to do great things. With a miraculous start like that, I’m convinced this little guy is going to be amazing!

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You can help other babies like James find what they are born to do! From Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, the March of Dimes is encouraging consumers to shop, donate or take part in partner promotions to support the cause. This Mother’s Day they have some great partnerships where you can purchase some great gifts that support the March of Dimes.

march-of-dimes-baby3 Easy Ways You Can Support the Mission of the March of Dimes

1. March to Help Babies: Sign up for a walk in your area. You can join a team or start a team to raise cash. These events raise so many funds and they make a great activity for the whole family!

2. Shop. Between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day retail partners of the March of Dimes offers shoppers the opportunity to support the organization with their purchases. Visit to see all of the offers available. Partners include Alex & Ani, Mud Pie, A&E Jewelers… even eBay!

3. Share. Join Martha Stewart’s #THX2U movement. For every baby pic shared with the hashtag #THX2U Martha will donate $10 (up to $350k) to the March of Dimes. Share a picture of you, your baby, your grandbaby, the neighbor’s baby… Go nuts! Here’s mine:

I hope you’ll join me in supporting this amazing organization!

Disclosure: I am a member of The Motherhood’s #MODSquad and have been compensated for my participation in this campaign. All opinions are my own.

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About Melissa

Written by Melissa Angert, editor of this fashion blog and author of Girlymama. You can also find her on Twitter as Melissa Angert. She is a mom of 3 living in Providence.


  1. I’m all for #2. Ha! No, really, March of Dimes is such a great organization. So happy to support them.

  2. Ha! I agree with JoLynne # 2 and shopping sounds fun – in all seriousness – awesome campaign. My Kenzie was also born 4 weeks early – very stressful delivery with the cord around her neck and no breathing either – luckily she bounced back in a few days. Early labor is so scary! Such an important cause. Love March of Dimes!

  3. The is such a fantastic campaign. I will definitely find a great photo to share with the hashtag – what an easy way to support the March of Dimes.

  4. #2 is a great way to contribute, especially at Alex & Ani. This is an amazing campaign!

  5. Love this campaign!!! what a wonderful cause- and a meaningful way to pay it forward

  6. Love this campaign–who can’t share a hastag?!?! so easy