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Renaissance Pediatrics has been a long time supporter of the March of Dimes Foundation. It is with great pleasure that we are hosting the 75th Anniversary Gala for the March of Dimes Foundation at the Williamsburg Winery Limited in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Founded by FDR during his presidency, it was originally created to fight the polio epidemic that was plaguing our nation. Known then as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, it eradicated polio with the creation of a vaccine by Drs. Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, which was funded by the foundation.

With its original mission accomplished, the MOD soon changed their focus to birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes continues to lead the way in the discovery of the genetic causes of birth defects, the creation and promotion of newborn screenings, and the education of medical professionals and the public on healthy pregnancies. It has supported research for surfactant therapy which treats respiratory distress and co-founded the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies.

In 2003, the March of Dimes began what it has been most recently known for; the Prematurity Campaign. With preterm births on the rise, the March of Dimes devoted itsself to a multi-year campaign to raise awareness and find the cause of prematurity.

The March of Dimes is the only medical foundation that has accomplished the mission for which it was founded and it continues to make strides within the medical community on behalf of all babies.

Renaissance Pediatrics is honored to sponsor this event with Wardell Orthopeadics located in Suffolk, Virginia. If you would like to donate to the March of Dimes or attend the event please contact our office at (757) 488-2223.

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