Empire State Building Lights Purple For 2012 World Prematurity Day

New York City | Saturday, November 17, 2012

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The Empire State Building towers will light purple today in honor of the second annual World Prematurity Day. Parent groups and organizations worldwide are joining together to raise awareness of the serious problem of premature birth. An estimated 15 million babies around the world are born too soon every year, including nearly half a million in the United States. People everywhere can share a story, a photo, or a video about their experience with prematurity at facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay. Special thanks to the Empire State Building for supporting 2012 World Prematurity Day. 

Photo caption: The Empire State Building design is a trademarked image and used with permission by ESBC. Photo by Karl Wint Photography.

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