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UPDATE: One way the March of Dimes is working to end premature birth is through the reduction of early elective deliveries without medical need. The 39 Weeks campaign educateS women and health care providers about the important development that happens in those last few weeks of pregnancy.  If you’re pregnancy is healthy, it’s best for labor to begin on its own.

Tucson's 30th annual March for Babies is this Sunday.  To learn more click here.

UPDATE:  At the March of Dimes’ network of Prematurity Research Centers, scientists and researchers are finding answers to the unknown causes of premature birth. To learn more click here.

UPDATE:  March of Dimes Researchers are making big strides and say up to one-quarter of preterm births might be prevented if we focused on three risk factors: birth spacing, weight before pregnancy and weight gain during pregnancy. Learn more about their important findings here.  To sign up for this Sunday's March for Babies click here.

UPDATE:  Tucson's 30th annual March for Babies is THIS SUNDAY and the money raised will help fund efforts to fight the Zika Virus.  The March of Dimes has partnered with the CDC to provide programs and up-to-the-minute information for women, men and families when it comes to battling Zika.   For more information, click here.   To register for this weekend's event, click here.

UPDATE:  In 10 days, people will gather in Tucson for the city's 30th March for Babies. "There is a Superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape!” Register your children for the Superhero Sprint sothey can dash across the finish link in a SUPER purple cape! #marchofdimes #marchforbabies #superherosprint

UPDATE: 11 days and counting until we March for Babies in Tucson.  The event is 30 years strong as we work to give all babies a fighting chance.  Join us April 30 at Reid Park or click here to donate to a team.

UPDATE: Family Teams are the heart of the March of Dimes mission! Why does your family walk? If you haven’t formed a team yet, register today and join us April 30 at Reid Park. Tucson March for Babies is celebrating 30 years, fighting for moms and babies! #marchofdimes #marchforbabies #whyiwalk  Click here to register.

UPDATE: We're less than 2 weeks away from the Tucson March for Babies event, but you can still join us and help fund the March of Dimes mission right from your smart phone!  We’ve come a long way since we started walking for babies in Tucson 30 years ago!  Get the March for Babies app and help us give all babies a fighting chance today! 

UPDATE:  1 in 10 babies is born premature in the United States every year.  Help the March of Dimes give all babies a fighting chance! Support our mission and register for the 2017 Tucson "March for Babies."  It's just two weeks away!  Register here.

UPDATE:  Preterm birth impacts ALL of us! Did you know that the cost of premature birth in the U.S. tops $26 billion every year?  Help us end premature birth! Support the March of Dimes mission and join us at the Tucson March for Babies April 30 at Reid Park. #marchofdimes  #marchforbabies  #kristiskids

UPDATE: This year, with your support, more than 70,000 families will receive support from the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program! Help us continue to offer comfort during these most difficult days. Join the Tucson March for Babies, April 30 at Reid Park.  It's just 16 days away!  #marchofdimes  #marchforbabies  Sign up here.

UPDATE: Until every baby survives, we will walk to remember those we've lost. Honor your loved one with a custom Memory Mile sign at Tucson's March for Babies, April 30.  Call 520-298-5490 for more information. 

UPDATE: Life should not just be lived, it should be celebrated. Celebrate your preemie with a celebratory sign on the walk route April 30! Call 520-298-5490 to find out how! 

UPDATE:  Have no fear! Superhero Sprint is here! Kids ages 1-10 can fly across the finish line at the Tucson March for Babies event! Email Peter Le at PLE@marchofdimes.org to register your child!

UPDATE: Arizona law mandates testing for 31 of 34 conditions on the federal Recommended Uniform Screening Panel list. This can reveal certain genetic, metabolic, hormonal and functional condition that, if diagnosed early, can be successfully managed.  Join us for this month's March and help ALL babies get a health start.  Click here to sign up!

UPDATE: In three short weeks we'll "March for Babies" in Tucson.  Premature births are the #1 cause of death for children under the age of five.  April 30th at Reid Park we will gather to help big babies a fighting chance.  To register for Tucson's 30th "March for Babies" click here.

UPDATE: In 22 days thousands of people will gather to March for Babies.  Join us as we HOPE, REMEMBER and CELEBRATE!  Call the Tucson March of Dimes office at 520-298-5490 to get your Ambassador Avenue or Memory Mile sign along the route.  If you'd like to sign up for the walk click here.

UPDATE: Just 23 days until we "March for Babies."  The March of Dimes CARES and "S" stands for Support.  The March of Dimes' NICU Family Support Program helps parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) during one of the most difficult times in their lives. 1 in 10 babies is born too soon, too sick, or too small. You can help fund this program by joining the March, April 30 at Reid Park.

UPDATE: 24 days and counting - The March of Dimes CARES and the "E" stands for Education. The March of Dimes works to provide all moms with the latest pregnancy health information.

Mission: Healthy Baby, an educational baby shower in partnership with the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System and Citi for active and veteran moms-to-be, launched in 2016 and provided supplies and education to 40 expecting moms.  

UPDATE: 25 days and counting - March of Dimes CARES and the “R” is for Research. Did you know, the U-of-A’s been awarded over $2.2 million in research & education grants since 1983.

UPDATE: 26 days and counting- The March of Dimes CARES. A is for Advocacy. March of Dimes volunteers and staff work to influence both legislative and regulatory activities in Arizona by serving as powerful voices for the needs of pregnant women, infants, children and families. Make your voice heard! Visit http://actioncenter.marchofdimes.org

UPDATE: 27 days and counting: The March of Dimes CARES.  C stands for Community. Over the last 7 years, Tucson has seen over $115,000 awarded in community grants to seven different organizations. Funds, raised at the Tucson March for Babies event, April 30, will help support these community grants.  Join us and help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

UPDATE: 28 days and counting: Why do we walk?  We’re walking to give all babies a healthy start in life! Join us April 30 at Reid Park as we March for Babies! www.Marchforbabies.org

UPDATE: 29 days and counting: We’re marching to give all babies a fighting chance and we’ve been walking in Tucson for the past 30 years!  Join us and March for Babies, April 30 at Reid Park. https://www.marchforbabies.org/EventInfo?EventID=18317

UPDATE: 30 days and counting:  This year will be March for Babies 30th in Tucson! Join us April 30 at Reid Park as we walk to give all babies a fighting chance!  www.Marchforbabies.org

KVOA News 4 Tucson and Kristi's Kids are counting down to the 30th annual March of Dimes "March for Babies" in Tucson!

Sunday, April 30 at Reid Park we're inviting you to join us as we raise money and awareness for the March of Dimes in Arizona!  This years goal is to raise $150,000 so gather a team and sign up now! 

The March of Dimes helps support local families in the NICU with premature babies.  It also funds research to make future births more successful.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, one out of every 10-babies was born premature.

To see the March of Dimes' Premature Birth Report Card for Arizona click here.

It's our goal, one day, that EVERY baby be born healthy.  Join us Sunday, April 30th and help us "March for Babies."

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