According to the March of Dimes, each year in the U.S., one woman dies every 12 hours from a pregnancy-related cause and one in 10 babies is born too soon. In fact, the U.S. remains one of the most dangerous developed nations in the world to give birth, and the risk is even greater for Black and Alaskan Native moms and babies.
The March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of every mom and baby through research, education and advocacy, including important programs to support health equity. ASRC Federal is joining the movement to help ensure that every mother, baby and family has the best possible start to life.
In 2022, ASRC Federal joined this effort by participating and actively supporting the March of Dimes’ Annual March for Babies in a variety of locations across the United States and was a premier sponsor of the Greater Washington area march at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 2022. ASRC Federal employee teams across the country raised more than $17,000 for the cause.
“This ‘Mother of a Movement’ is critical to providing the essential care to support every family throughout their pregnancy journey,” said Jennifer Felix, ASRC Federal President & CEO. Felix currently serves on the March of Dimes Greater Washington Chapter board of directors.
March of Dimes has an 80-year legacy that has maintained a focus on maternal and baby health since the organization was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, to combat polio. In 1958, after the vaccine for polio had been invented and widely distributed, the Foundation’s mission shifted to birth defects prevention. In more recent decades, the mission evolved to support healthy pregnancies and pre-term babies. To learn more about March of Dimes, please visit the March of Dimes website.
Supporting March for Babies is one way ASRC Federal employees are living the company’s core values and giving back to the communities in which they work and live. To learn more about ASRC Federal’s corporate responsibility programs, please visit https://www.asrcfederal.com/corporate-responsibility/.