Turn the White House Purple for Premature Babies

White Plains, New York | Friday, November 23, 2012

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The volunteers and supporters of the March of Dimes have launched an exciting effort to light the White House purple on January 3, 2013 as a symbol of hope for premature babies. The White House is special to the March of Dimes because our founder was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who established our organization in 1938 during his second term in office. In the 20th century, the March of Dimes galvanized America to defeat polio. Today the March of Dimes is working to bring hope and support to the families of premature babies. We fund research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs to give every baby a healthy start in life.

To turn the White House purple, we need to secure 25,000 signatures on an online petition to support our request. Please go to petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/light-white-house-purple-celebrate-75th-anniversary-march-dimes-and-symbol-hope-preemie-families/c578wdL3 and sign the petition -- and encourage your family and friends to sign as well!

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.

Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.