$10,000 in 10 days to benefit the March of Dimes! I know this can be done with your help! One of the major components of this great event is FUND THE MISSION. Proceeds from the 2015 Signature Chefs Auction will allow March of Dimes to further its mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Premature birth is the #1 cause of death of newborns in the United States. Each year, 150,000 babies are born in the United States with a birth defect – one every 3 ½ minutes. Events like the Signature Chefs Auction have helped the March of Dimes fund research that has impacted immunizations, prenatal surgery, and standard of care treatments such as surfactant therapy to overcome respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). FUND THE MISSION gifts are direct contributions to March of Dimes research, programs, and educational outreach, and is a 100% tax deductible gift. Your donation to FUND THE MISSION and the March of Dimes will have a direct impact in supporting our mission of stronger, healthier babies in Mississippi.