15 million babies are born too soon every year and 1.1 million babies die.
We must do more to help babies be born stronger and healthier. This November 17, the March of Dimes and organizations worldwide will observe World Prematurity Day and focus attention on the serious impact premature birth has on babies and their families.
We need your help. Please Like us at facebook.com/worldprematurityday
And take these 4 steps.
•Get the word out - Let everyone know you support World Prematurity Day. Write a personal message or simply use ours.
•Join us on November 17 - Creating a surge of awareness around the critical problem of premature birth. Sign up for our Facebook event and we’ll let you know key steps you can take on this pivotal day
•Change your Facebook cover image with our awareness images – Make a powerful statement by pledging your support for World Prematurity Day on your Facebook timeline.
•Grab a badge for your blog or website – Download one from our facebook.com/worldprematurityday page.
Even babies born just a few weeks too soon can face serious health challenges and are at risk for lifelong disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, lung problems, vision and hearing loss, and learning disabilities.
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