Empire State Building Lights Purple for World Prematurity Day

New York, New York | Thursday, November 17, 2011

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The Empire State Building towers will light purple this evening in honor of the first-ever World Prematurity Day. Organizations in Europe, Africa and Australia join March of Dimes to raise awareness and to call on governments worldwide to reduce death and disability caused by premature birth. An estimated 13 million babies are born early every year around the globe, including more than half a million in the United States. People everywhere can show their support for global prematurity prevention efforts by going to facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay and changing their Facebook status to reflect a prematurity awareness message.Special thanks to the Empire State Building for supporting 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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