March of Dimes: Then and Now (Aired on June 15, 2012)
Lynne Versaci, Community Director of the March of Dimes, Northern Metro Division, describes the original purpose of the organization in 1938, which was to eradicate polio in America, and its current mission today. Now The March of Dimes focuses on ways to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Using her own personal history of giving birth to premature babies and how one was saved as examples, she discusses ways premature infants today can be helped to breathe on their own. The charity needs both volunteers and fundraising efforts to maintain its success.