Nominations Open for Heroines of Washington Awards

The March of Dimes is now accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Heroines of Washington® awards program. The event will honor women in the D.C. region for their dedication to community service.

Awards will be presented for the following categories:

  • Healthcare Heroine Award sponsored by Optum
  • Professional Services Heroine Award
  • Public Sector Heroine Award
  • Real Estate Heroine Award
  • Technology Heroine Award
  • Rising Heroine Award
  • Lifetime Heroine Award

To nominate a heroine and learn more about the event and past winners, visit Nominees must live in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Self-nominations will be accepted. The deadline to submit a nominee will be July 15, 2016.

The black-tie awards gala will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. Guests will include directors, CEOs and other high-level individuals from local corporations and government agencies.  Proceeds will support March of Dimes programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy.

Since 2001 the March of Dimes has honored 94 “Heroines” and raised more than $2.3 million to support the March of Dimes mission. Sponsors include Optum and TSI.

About The March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs.

For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites and To participate in our annual signature fundraising event, visit If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our community to find comfort and support. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.