World Prematurity Day

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Empire State Building Goes Purple To Raise Awareness About Premature Births

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.

11/17/2014

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.

11/17/2013

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.

11/15/2013

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.

11/17/2011