March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Our purpose is to deliver the healthiest beginnings so that every generation has the brightest tomorrow. We imagine a world, in which every baby has an opportunity to thrive, live the future they choose & grow up to change the world. While the scope of the mission is comprehensive, the Foundation has a focus on premature birth, which is the leading cause of death in children under 5 worldwide. Babies born even just a few weeks too soon can face serious health challenges and are at risk for lifelong disabilities, such a cerebral palsy, lung problems, and vision and hearing loss. The March of Dimes is working to change that, while helping more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.