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Today, November 17th, is World Prematurity Day. Today, around the world, organizations are helping to raise awareness of the seriousness of preterm birth. From Australia to Africa, Europe to Mexico, people are sharing their stories of prematurity, liking and sharing posts on our Facebook page, and participating in events in their local communities.
Get involved and help us raise awareness of this global issue!
We’ve done it! Thanks to all of you, we’ve reached the our goal of 25,000 signatures on our petition to light the White House purple for preemies! What’s next? All signers will receive an email response about the petition from the White House and we will post the White House response here as well. We deeply thank each and every single one of you for supporting us! By signing the petition, you are helping to support and raising awareness for preemies and their families all across the country! Thank you!
Today is White House Wednesday! Today we need you to help make a big push to light the White House purple on January 3, 2013 to honor families whose children are born too soon. With your help, we’ll reach our goal of 25,000 signatures by November 17, World Prematurity Day!
Please go here and sign the petition — and encourage your family and friends to sign as well!
Leading up to World Prematurity Day, we released our Premature Birth Report Card today. The good news: The U.S. preterm birth rate is at its lowest in a decade at 11.7%. But with 1 in 8 babies born too soon, our country’s rate is higher than that of most developed nations. How did your state do?