Empire State Building Turns Purple For Premature Babies

New York, New York | Friday, November 13, 2009

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The Empire State Building was lit purple today in recognition of the 7th Annual Prematurity Awareness Month in November. During Prematurity Awareness Month, the March of Dimes focuses the nation’s attention on the growing crisis of premature birth (birth before 37 completed weeks gestation). 

About March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs.

For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. To participate in our annual signature fundraising event, visit marchforbabies.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit peristats.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.