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Archive for November, 2009

17 Nov
Linda

Today is Prematurity Awareness Day®, and I really wish I had some happy news to report. We just released the second annual Premature Birth Report Card and America scored a depressing “D.” What that means is that every year, we’re failing more than half a million babies.

 

Each state received its own report card, by the way, and you can find your state’s grade here. No state earned an “A,” and Vermont was the only state that received a “B.” Even though seven states improved their grade, I’m sure you’ll agree we have a long way to go.

 

You can help in a big way today by blogging about premature birth. And update your Facebook and Twitter status with this message or a message of your own:

 

I’m fighting for preemies! Join me at http://bit.ly/1gfWUt #fight4preemies

3 Nov
Linda

Fight for Preemies

Posted by Linda

 

It’s Prematurity Awareness Month, when everyone’s focused on premature birth and the families touched by it.

 

In our country alone, more than half a million babies are born too soon each year, some very sick. Maybe you had a premature baby yourself. Or you may know someone who did.

 

This November, do something special for a baby you love. Click over to marchofdimes.com/fightforpreemies and create a virtual band in honor or memory of a baby in your life. Your gift funds research and programs that give premature babies a fighting chance.

 

If you have a blog, help us spread the word. Unite with thousands of bloggers around the world and post about premature birth on November 17.

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