Nov 5, 2010

March of Dimes ~ Prematurity Awareness Month®

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and people can learn more about the seriousness of premature birth, donate, or create a virtual band to celebrate, honor or remember a baby in their life at the March of Dimes web site.
On November 17, the March of Dimes will mark the 8th annual Prematurity Awareness Day by issuing its 2010 Premature Birth Report Card, which grades the nation and the states on their preterm birth rates.




March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Day® is sponsored by CIGNA, FedEx, Destination Maternity and Hologic. On Nov. 17, Farmers Insurance, a March of Dimes sponsor, is sponsoring a six-hour marathon of the Discovery Health series NICU, which shows the experiences of babies fighting for their lives in a newborn intensive care unit.

As part of Prematurity Awareness Month®, March of Dimes staff and volunteers nationwide will host vigils, and light buildings in purple to draw attention to the epidemic of preterm birth. The March of Dimes also has been working with organizations in Africa, Australia and Europe that are raising awareness about the consequences of preterm births.

If you are interested in getting involved, there are many ways. Check out their web site, Facebook or Twitter for more information.

*hugs*
Denice

*Content from the March of Dimes web site*

1 comment:

get scrappy said...

You know with everything that happened to Madalyn in the beginning of her life this is a near and dear to my heart foundation! I donate to them all the time. They do amazing things. Its a great thing to back.

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