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March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness

November is March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Month.

November 17 is World Prematurity Day.

Join the campaign to "Honor the million babies worldwide who died this year because they were born too soon, and the 12 million more who struggle to survive. November 17 is World Prematurity Day and when we focus everyone's attention on the serious problem of premature birth.  Remember to wear purple on November 17 as we celebrate World Prematurity Day with the March of Dimes. Working together for stronger, healthier babies! -- www.marchofdimes.com"

Things you can do on World Prematurity Awareness Day

  • Contact your regional March of Dimes office to see if your chapter can participate in World Prematurity Day by passing out stickers representing the babies who died in North Carolina because they were born too early.

  • Share with others to honor those babies born to early.

  • Post a message on your school Web site

  • Send emails to your friends

Sample Email Message: November 17 is World Prematurity Day. Every year, 13 million babies are born prematurely worldwide. A million of them never get to celebrate their first birthday, and many more face serious, lifelong health challenges.  Raising awareness of this common and serious problem is the first step to defeating it. Visit Facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay and change your status to show your support. Learn about the progress we're making in preventing premature birth at marchofdimes.com. 

P.S. Please forward this message to everyone you know who cares about babies. Tell them you're getting involved and ask them to join in the campaign and share awareness.


Learn More at March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Campaign
 

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