November 17, 2015 marked the 5th annual World Prematurity Day, a day when parent groups and organizations worldwide joined together to raise awareness of the serious problem of premature birth.
The March of Dimes leads the World Prematurity Network, (WPN), a global coalition of consumer and parent groups working together to raise awareness and prevent premature birth in their countries. Through World Prematurity Day and other joint efforts, members call for action to prevent preterm birth and improve care for babies born too soon. Nearly 100 countries participated in World Prematurity Day with building and landmark lightings, outdoor events, petitions, and other demonstrations of support.
This year, Paulina was selected to tell her story to donors and volunteers at the NYC Prematurity Awareness Day event near the Empire State Building that was lit in purple.