On this day in 1938, the March of Dimes was formed to fight polio. The phrase is credited to vaudeville star Eddie Cantor, and was used to do encourage each child to devote a dime. In Canada, it was run by a number of provincial organizations. However in 2005 the Ontario March of Dimes, founded in 1951, acquired the exclusive rights to use March of Dimes in Canada and now operated March of Dimes Canada. The organization continues to worth polio survivors,
In 2001 the March of Dime was honored with a circulating 10-coin issued for the International Year of the Volunteer.