Despite a steady decline in the rate of premature births, 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year, posing risks to both mother and child.
The March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign seeks to raise public awareness of the problems related to prematurity and decrease the rate of premature birth in our country, and on March 4, 2016, the Zausmer family went “Casual for a Cause” to support this ongoing effort.
A 2007 Institute of Medicine report indicated that the annual cost associated with premature birth in the United States was $26.2 billion, including:
- $16.9 billion in medical and health care costs for the baby
- $1.9 billion in labor and delivery costs for mothers
- $1.1 billion for special education services
Zausmer shareholder Andrea Johnson went above and beyond for our Casual for a Cause effort, matching a large portion of the collected funds with her own donation and substantially increasing the firm’s total gift.
March of Dimes has many opportunities to give and volunteer. Please visit the organization’s website to learn more.