Thousands of people are marching Sunday in support of March of Dimes’ quest to prevent premature births and help those children who are born prematurely.
The mother said that thanks to the March of Dimes, Emma was given shots to help open her lungs.
The Empire State Building was being lit in purple Monday night to raise awareness about the leading killer of children under the age of 5: prematurity.
The rate of premature births in New York State has continued its trend of decline, according to state heath officials.
One in 8 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year and the societal costs are enormous.