Empire State Building Lights Purple for 2010 Prematurity Awareness

New York City | Monday, November 1, 2010

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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 - marchofdimes.org/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.

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

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.

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