Today is World Prematurity Day, and I need your help.
Premature birth is the number 1 cause of death during the first months of life. And babies who make it often face a lifetime of medical setbacks.
I know firsthand that premature babies aren’t just small. You can read all about my personal connection with prematurity.
Even if you don’t want to read the story, I’m going to show you my beautiful girl. Because, well, I am. I know how much she loves it when I sprinkle her pictures all over the internet.
Critical research is the key to identifying the causes of premature birth so that we can better prevent it. And funding is vital to bringing effective, medical interventions to all the places where they are needed.
Raising awareness of premature birth is the first step to defeating it. Please help me spread the word.
If you use Facebook or Twitter, please join the global community to share stories, spread hope and save lives. For Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay and on Twitter use the hashtag #worldprematurityday.
Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn deaths worldwide. World Prematurity Day aims to change that. Click to “like” @worldprematurityday and join us.
Did you know that more babies die from premature birth than from better-known health problems like malaria and AIDS? “Like” @worldprematurityday and find out how you can help.
Every year, 1.1 million babies die because they were born prematurely. At least 75% of these deaths can be prevented. “Like” @worldprematurityday and find out how you can help.
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More than 1 million premature babies die each year. Join us in getting these babies the help they need: http://on.fb.me/j8AcLi #worldprematurityday