Before the Thanksgiving festivities start today, I wanted to bring some attention to this cause that I am supporting. I was born prematurely, but luckily I’ve grown up with little to no health problems, although I’ve known others that were not so lucky. For all of the Preemies that have been born, are being born right now and that will be born, let’s find a way to help give them a fighting chance.
I’ll follow-up on this event on November 17, 2011 with a blog about my own personal stories & an update as to how this event is shaping up. I have another cause/event that I am helping a friend/coworker with, I’ll bring you guys up to speed on that in another blog post.
For now here is some information about World Prematurity Day:
World Prematurity Day (November 17, 2011)
Every year, an estimated 13 million babies are born too soon and too small. More than a million of these tiny babies do not survive.November 17 is World Prematurity Day. Last year, bloggers joined together in the fight for preemies. This year, help spread the energy and message around the world.
Join the March of Dimes, the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants, Africa’s Little Big Souls International Foundation and Australia’s National Preemie Foundation in support of World Prematurity Day. Help give our smallest world citizens the healthy start they deserve.
Did you or someone close to you have a baby who was born too soon, too small, unable to breathe or nurse on his own? If so, you know how scary premature birth is.
While medical advances give many babies a chance of survival, for others it remains a life-or-death condition. Babies who survive their early birth can face serious health challenges and risk lifelong disabilities.
We need to fight ― because babies shouldn’t have to.