Nurse of the Year - Kansas and Greater Kansas City

DATE: 2021 Event Date & Time TBD
LOCATION: Virtual Event

Still want to help us?



We may not be able to come together in person this year, but we can make a real difference for moms and babies, at a time when they need us the most. We are following CDC guidelines to avoid mass gatherings and are rapidly preparing for an exciting, virtualized March of Dimes Signature Chefs experience.

Moms and babies need you now more than ever!

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

Data show that the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations in the world for childbirth. Over 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related causes, and the CDC reports that 60 percent are preventable. The preterm birth rate is on the rise. Two babies die every hour in the United States. By joining our Signature Chefs community you are making a big difference.

Your support of March of Dimes helps fund:
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • 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
  • 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!
Learn more about how we are coming together in new and exciting ways in 2020. We will update this page as we finalize our plans. We hope you reach out directly! Contact Pam Kelley at [email protected] for more information.


Since 2011 the March of Dimes have been honoring nurses in Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area.  The Nurse of the Year Awards has raised more than $850,000 since 2011!

In 2019:
-- 600 Nurse of the Year Award Gala attendees  
-- 850 Nurses nominated from 48 different facilities
-- 22 Award Winners selected from 105 Nurse Finalists
-- $165,000 raised in 2019 support the March of Dimes 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.  

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:  to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. The Nurse of the Year initiative supports this mission while recognizing exceptional nurses throughout the state and celebrating the profession. Honor a nurse, or group of nurses, through a TRIBUTE GIFT.