March Of Dimes Pros And Cons

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Debate outline I. Introduction A. Did you know that president Roosevelt was not only a president but also created that national foundation for infantile paralysis when polio was on the rise as he too struggled with polio. This is now known as the March of Dimes. B. A fighting chance for every baby. The march of dimes is a non- profit organization by trying to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. II. Body A. First Point Improve health of babies 1. It starts during pregnancy and they promote newborn screening and education to medical professionals as well as women and the public about the best way to practice for a healthy safe pregnancy. 2. Research, therapy, and campaigns B. Second…show more content…
The March of Dimes however reminded people and the nation that for all his energy he had to rely on braces and a wheelchair to get around. (Reiter) The March of Dimes campaigns every year which is showing a numerous decrease in the incidence of neural tube defects and birth defects of the spine and brain. The March of Dimes has always approached the mission with spirit and adventure. The foundation was created on the night before World War II and gained instant popularity a lot like the founder who also had polio and never was able to walk again. The word got around about the March of Dimes during the war years by the Radio, Hollywood, and the president’s personal appeal. (Rose) According to the March of Dimes website the original mission of the March of Dimes was accomplished and then the foundation was then able to turn its focus on the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes has led the way to genetic testing and newborn screens. They have also educated medical professionals and the public about the best practices for a healthy
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