In the U.S. today, premature birth is a serious infant health issue.

More than half a million babies are affected each year, that includes one out of 10 babies born in Wyoming.

The March of Dimes is committed to funding research to find the answers to problems that continue to threaten the lives and the health of babies. Funds raised by March for Babies in Wyoming help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, NICU family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

There are two events planned to help the March of Dimes fundraising efforts which will continue their work to find answers for healthier babies.

Paradise Valley Country Club is hosting golfers for the March of Dimes Golf Classic.

On Aug. 21, join other golfers at the Paradise Valley Country Club for the second annual March of Dimes Charity Golf Classic in Casper. The tournament will kick off at 9 a.m. Registration is only $100 per player and includes breakfast, beverages, a catered lunch and prizes. As a special early bird incentive, if you register by July 31, you will receive a free drink ticket.

Corporate and team sponsorships opportunities are available. For more information go online or contact Melissa at 307-554-0820.

Macy's will host the 10th Annual Shop for a Cause on Saturday, August, 29th, and the March of Dimes is the beneficiary of the one day event.

For one day only, you can enjoy incredible savings when you purchase a $5 savings pass. The passes are also available for purchase at your local Macy's stores starting Aug. 19 or online. Mark your calendar and Shop for a Cause ... stronger, healthier babies!