The month of November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and World Prematurity Day is November 17th!
Every year, 15 million babies are born too soon, and more than 1 million die. At least 75 percent of these deaths can be prevented. Help us raise awareness of preterm birth throughout the month of November by liking us at Facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay. You will get the latest news and updates as we get closer to this very important day.
You can also engage and share. We've collected hundreds of prematurity stories from all over the world on our interactive story map. Add your story today!
Check out our new infographic that shows the global impact of preterm birth. Download the high resolution version here.
Here’s how you can join the March of Dimes to get involved in helping babies throughout the month of November: March of Dimes Prematurity Month Calendar.
And, for ideas on events and fundraising activities that you can host in your community, click here.