ROANOKE, Va. -

The March of Dimes has been working to help moms have healthy babies for the past 75 years.

Thursday is Lobby Day.  That means the March of Dimes will have volunteers and staff from across the state meeting with the Virginia General Assembly to encourage their support to close the health care coverage gap.

That would provide preconception and prenatal care coverage.

Not only during National Birth Defects Month, but all year round, the March of Dimes offers education for pregnant mothers, including its Folic Acid Campaign.

It's resulted in a major reduction in neural tube defects.

There are several opportunities for the community to help the organization.

The March of Dimes Blue Ridge Area March for Babies is happening on May 3.

For more details on what the March of Dimes does, and how you can get involved in its efforts, click here.