BENEFITING: March of Dimes Foundation
EVENT DATE: Oct 20, 2016
As the mom of a now 12 year old son who was born healthy and strong, I am thankful. As the mom of a baby who passed all his newborn screenings, I am thankful. As the mom of a baby who spent no time in the NICU, I am thankful. Now it’s your time to make sure more moms can have the same experience that I had by supporting the March of Dimes and their research! The Mississippi Chapter of the March of Dimes had a fantastic 2015! Our annual events were hugely successful, and I am truly appreciative of your generous donations. I am currently in the process of planning our 2016 Jackson Signature Chefs Auction, and look forward to your continued support as we work towards a day when all babies are born healthy. One of the major components of this great event is FUND THE MISSION. Proceeds from the 2016 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. Did you know that 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. A Fund the Mission gift is 100% tax deductible. 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!