World Prematurity Day

The Empire State Building (Credit: DOUG KANTOR/AFP/Getty Images)

Empire State Building To Go Purple Sunday Night For World Prematurity Day

15 million babies are born premature each year — and 1 million of them die, according to the March of Dimes.


Gabriella Hope Bedryk in the NICU after being born prematurely. (credit: Handout)

Sunday Marks March Of Dimes’ World Prematurity Day

Promising news came earlier this month when the March of Dimes announced the pre-term birth rate of 11.5 percent, a fifteen-year low.


The neonatal intensive care unit at New York University Medical Center. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Going Purple For World Prematurity Day

Each year, a half million babies in the U.S. are born premature.