Empire State Building Lights Purple for Prematurity Awareness

Photo: Empire State Building lights the NYC skyline purple on Prematurity Awareness Day, Nov. 17, 2010. PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Karl Wint.

NEW YORK, NOV. 1, 2010 -- The Empire State Building will light purple on Wednesday, November 17, in recognition of the March of Dimes 8th Annual Prematurity Awareness Day. During November, Prematurity Awareness Month, March of Dimes focuses the nation’s attention on the serious crisis of premature birth (birth before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy). A special Web site – www.marchofdimes.com/fight – includes the 2010 state-by-state and national Premature Birth Report Cards, information on the importance of the last weeks of pregnancy, and ways you can help premature babies.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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