What is the role of the March of Dimes?
Many people remember the March of Dimes for conquering epidemic polio, and the Foundation continues to receive questions about the disorder. The March of Dimes responds to these inquiries and often refers people to sources of help. In May 2000, funded by a special donation, the March of Dimes sponsored an international conference on best practices in diagnosis and management of PPS. Findings from the conference have been widely disseminated to patients and health care professionals (4, 6). Historians have called the conquest of polio one of the great achievements of the 20th century. Thanks to the March of Dimes, and the millions of people who supported the Foundation, we no longer have to fear another devastating polio epidemic like the ones that terrorized previous generations. back to top References • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Pink Book: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 10th Edition, February 2007. • American Academy of Pediatr