March of Dimes stories

Each year March of Dimes benefits more than 4 million babies. Among those impacted by March of Dimes, we find Tri Sigma mothers, daughters and their families. As Tri Sigma begins a partnership with March of Dimes, we can learn about the mission and impact we hope to make through our philanthropic initiatives.

Delta Upsilon alumna Melissa Rysak shares our first March of Dimes story. Watch the Rysak family story.

Watch a closed caption version here.

From Melissa Rysak:

We don’t know what caused my early deliveries in either case, and don’t know how they could have been prevented. I find this unacceptable in an age of such miraculous science and medicine. We did everything right, and we still went through one of the worse losses possible…that of a child.

Please, understand that your support of the March of Dimes will lead to answers. I am fully confident that the March of Dimes research will, sooner rather than later, figure out what causes pre-term delivery in otherwise healthy mothers, and more importantly, how to stop it 100% of the time. We need to continue to support their mission, and give the world more Connors. Because a future any other way is simply unimaginable.