Posts Tagged ‘prematurity awareness month’

Holywood stars turn out to fight for preemies

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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It was this weekend’s hot ticket event and what the internet has been buzzing about.  Hollywood stars turned the red carpet to March of Dimes purple.

Moms, Halle Berry, Nicole Richie, Julie Bowen and other celebrities showed up in LA at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies, November 7, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Show your support and join the fight for preemies. Create a virtual purple wristband for a baby you love and help give other babies a fighting chance.

Photos by Alex J. Berliner©Berliner Studio/BEImages 

Fight for Preemies

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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.

 

 

And if you are Twitter, use #fight4preemies.  Let’s try to get a trending topic going on November 17th.

Born Too Soon

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

One in eight babies is born too soon in America. But what about the rest of the world? The March of Dimes just published the results of the first-ever study into the global problem of premature birth. I’m sorry to tell you, the news is disturbing:

• Every year, 13 million babies worldwide are born prematurely, and more than one million die because they are born too soon.

• Rates of premature birth are increasing everywhere ― in our country alone, the rate has gone up by 36 percent in the last 25 years.

There are more shocking stats, you can read them here . But there’s also good news to come out of this. We’re meeting with world health leaders to create a plan for global action that will reduce the prematurity rate and give all babies a fighting chance.

Next month is Prematurity Awareness Month. Check back to find out what we’re doing. If you have a blog, unite with thousands of bloggers around the world and post about premature birth on Bloggers Unite to Fight for Preemies on November 17.

And visit our new site, marchofdimes.com/fightforpreemies for more ways to get involved!