The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by

preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.


More than 4 million babies were born last year, and since 1938 the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.

Volunteers are always needed, and welcome in our office. We have many clerical and other opportunities available.

Phone:  810.824.1284

Email:  cmartinek@marchofdimes.com

Address:    511 Fort Street, Suite 250 Port Huron, MI 48060

Jail & Bail

Saturday February 8, 2014  9:00am – 4:00pm

at the Masonic Center

927 – 6th St. Port Huron, MI 48060

Get ready to be “locked up”. As a Prisoner you will be charged with a “crime”, arraigned in front of the judge and your bail will be set. You raise your bailmoney by contacting all of your friends, family and acquaintances and having them pledge dollars to keep you in, or get you out of jail. The Keystone Kops are ready to round up prisoners and take them on a “Jail Break” or two. Our Jail & Bail Event marks its 58th year in 2014 and boasts that it is has always been the largest Jail & Bail event in the nation.

If you have never registered online to be a prisoner, click here and fill out the profile.

If you have ever registered for our event online before, click here and LOG ON  using your user name and password you previously created (if you lost it, please call 1-888-274-3711 and our national “help desk” will provide it; please do not fill out the profile without your previous log on credentials because it will create a duplicate record for you in our data base).

 If you would like to make a credit card/paypal pledge to one of our prisoners, click here.

Reading Champions

Reading Champions is held in elementary schools during ” March Is Reading Month”

This program teaches elementary students the benefits of volunteering, while improving their basic reading skills.  Students read books and collect donations for each book read.

All students who participate will receive an award and be recognized at an Awards Assembly held at each participating school.  Children love to be a Reading Champion and look forward to this event every year.

March for Babies

Sunday May 4, 2014

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

Official walk Begins at : 10:00 a.m.

SC4 Campus, 323 Erie St, Port Huron   (registration entrance is at the College Center across the street from the fire hall)

This event is designed for  families, friends and colleagues. A 5 mile walk ends with a big celebration that includes an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, balloon making, a live band, games, complimentary food and beverages.  There are many ways to participate, you can be an individual walker, or join a school team, a family team or a business team.  Call 810.824.1284 to sign up , or go to www.marchforbabies.com.

Signature Chef Dinner & Auction

Thursday, September 25, 2014   5:00pm – 9:00pm

at Fore Lakes Golf Club

5810 Flinchbaugh Rd., Kimball Township

This culinary extravaganza features many of the areas finest chefs. Sample their culinary delights as you preview unique silent and live auction packages.

Truly and evening to remember. Call 810.824.1284 for your invitation.

World Prematurity Day

Monday,  November 17, 2014

A national event to make everyone aware of what the March of Dimes is doing to prevent premature

birth, birth defects and infant mortality.


All of our events have sponsorship opportunities available.

Advantages of being a sponsor at any of our events:

BRAND RECOGNITION: Your company’s name and logo will be linked to one of the most recognizable and respected non-profit brands in America, and to a cause with universal appeal … saving babies lives.

CAUSE-RELATED MARKETING:  8 to 10 (83%) Americans have a more positive image of companies that support a cause they care about. Sponsorship of March of Dimes is an ideal vehicle to promote your support.

AFFILIATION:  The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, and one of the most highly respected.

RECOGNITION:  We promote your business in many different Medias such as radio, newspaper, billboards and more, guaranteed to reach your target market and beyond.

ACCESS TO VALUABLE TARGET MARKET:   Our organization reaches several targeted audiences which make us an ideal partner with companies for reaching their business objectives. March of Dimes primary target audience is the 59 million women nationwide of childbearing age.

The March of Dimes is an independent, non-profit organization that does not receive any funding from other organizations or the federal government, which is why sponsorships such as this are so very important to us. Funds raised from all events come back to our community, and are used to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We are proud to say that in the state of Michigan eighty eight cents of every dollar raised goes directly to our mission.

March of Dimes

511 Fort St., Room 250 Port Huron MI 48060

Telephone 810.824.1284

Fax  810.982.5932

www.marchofdimes.com March of Dimes is the champion for babies.