March of Dimes, Inc
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March of Dimes, Inc

Heroes in Action - Missouri and Metro East

DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2023  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
ADDRESS: 9801 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63134


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The chefs, volunteers and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Events community are coming together in new, innovative ways to suport moms and babies this year.

We are following state mandated guidelines in response to COVID-19 and will not have an in-person event this year. So, we are preparing an exciting, new Virtual Gala for your 2020 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction experience!

We need your help now more than ever. Your support funds:

  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks and so much more!

Support the mission

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.

Become a sponsor

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.

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2023 Heroes in Action Winners

 Congratulations to our 2023 Heroes in Action Winners!

Advanced Practice
Jenna Tebbenkamp, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Case Management
Tiffany Ferguson, Home State Health

Charge Nurse and Frontline Supervisor
Nancy Norberg, Mercy Hospital South

Critical/Emergency Care
Mary Frazier, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Abby Partridge, SSM - Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

Excellence in Maternal Child Health
Carolyn Godfrey, St. Louis Community College

General Medicine 
Carmen Matthews, BJC Healthcare

Healthcare Technology Partners
Angela Niesen, Saint Louis Children's Hospital

Infection Control & Quality/Risk Management
Ciera Lindsey-Ellis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Innovation in Maternal Child Health Clinical Advancement
Kristin Stovern, Mercy Hospital

Mental/Behavioral Health
Jan Murphy, Saint Louis Children's Hospital

Nursing Administration
Wilhelmina Roney, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Rebecca Collier, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Pediatrics Critical/Emergency Care
Claire Hussey, Saint Louis Children's Hospital

Rising Star
Samantha Blassie, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis

Surgical Services
Jennifer Lappe, Saint Louis Children's Hospital

Women's Health & Obstetrics
Rebecca Sarabia, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2023 Digital Program

Flip through the digital program to see a schedule for the evening. 


Join us as we honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout the community while also raising valuable funds for the March of Dimes. From June to late August, nurses are nominated by colleagues, supervisors or the families they have served. At a culminating awards event, March of Dimes celebrates the profession and recognizes the most outstanding nurses in 15 diverse categories.


Honor a nurse or group of Nurses through a Tribute Gift in our program

Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, chapter volunteer and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the mission of the March of Dimes:  leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. March of Dimes Heroes in Action Awards supports this mission, while also paying tribute to exceptional nurses throughout the community. Honor a nurse, or group of nurses, through a TRIBUTE GIFT.

Want to support with a Tribute Gift featured in our 2023 Program? Contact Daria Root at [email protected] 


March of Dimes celebrates nursing in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our March of Dimes Heroes in Action event, providing integration and civic engagement while playing tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with March of Dimes.
Please contact Daria Root via email or by phone (314)978-2230


The 2023 March of Dimes Heroes in Action committee is led by Michelle Romano, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and Kim Danchus, BJC Healthcare.

Heroes in Action Executive Leadership Team:
Heidi Fields, BJC HealthCare
Dr. Bonnie Stegman, Maryville 
Angee Ronzio, SSM Healthcare
Elizabeth Schelp, Mercy
Anna Novoa
Ashlynn McQuiggan, SSM Health St. Louis Region
Dr. Bobbie Weber, St. Louis Children's Hospital


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View our updated event acknowledgements and waivers here.