Born to Shine Gala

Saturday, October 16, 2021  |  5:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a COVID safety policy to safeguard the health of every guest, volunteer and family who gather at in-person events. This policy includes vaccine or testing, as well as masking requirements for participation in March of Dimes events.


Born to Shine Gala is the March of Dimes premier fundraiser that recognizes outstanding citizens throughout our community.  March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies.  We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start.  Building a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.

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Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. 
2021 Born to Shine Ambassador
Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a COVID safety policy to safeguard the health of every guest, volunteer and family who gather at their in-person events.

Those who join us at Born to Shine Gala event will be required to provide:

Proof of vaccination


Both proof of a negative COVID-19 test (administered within 72 hours prior to the event) and a completed certification stating the person’s belief that they’re eligible for an accommodation from the vaccine requirement due to medical concerns or religious exceptions.

To further protect the health and safety of event participants, March of Dimes is asking all guests to acknowledge they and their household are healthy, temperature check at the door, and will wear masks during the event, regardless of vaccination status.

2021 Honorees


President and CEO, Inspira Health

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Jeffrey S. Gerdes, MD, MBA

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Former Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Former CMO for Network Development and the CHOP Newborn Care Network, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Michael Renna

President and CEO, South Jersey Industries

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