Are you pre-med? Interested in volunteering at the NICU? Want to network with March of Dimes chapter staff and meet inspirational people and go to conference nationwide? Then join the March of Dimes Collegiate Council at UMD! Every year, nearly half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Our country's premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years.That's serious cause for concern. Premature birth costs more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns. The March of Dimes is the biggest non profit organization dedicated to preventing premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality though fundraising, advocacy, and research. Since abolishing polio, the foundation has moved its focus to premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes Collegiate council at UMD will be hosting several events, fundraisers and activities to highlight this important cause and to raise funds, so that one day all babies are born healthy. ALL POSITIONS EXCEPT FOR PRESIDENT ARE CURRENTLY OPEN!! If you are interested in helping out, and/or a leadership position, please visit www.marchofdimesumd.com and email [log in to unmask] for more information. Join us in the fight against premature birth!