Berk: March of Dimes helpful in preventing birth defects, mortality - LubbockOnline.com

In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the March of Dimes in response to the polio epidemic. The foundation was an alliance between scientists and volunteers, with volunteers raising money to support research and education efforts.

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The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and Covenant Health System are proud to sponsor the March of Dimes March for Babies on Saturday at Mackenzie Park. Community members will be walking to change prematurity. For more information or to participate call (806) 797-6771 or visit www.marchforbabies.org. Together, our community can advance research, save babies and prevent the suffering of many more women destined to deliver low birth weight babies.

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