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World Prematurity Month Awareness Events:

NEC Society

Established 2014

NICU Gift Basket Giveaway: 11/17/2017
November is Prematurity Awareness Month and November 17 is World Prematurity Day. To celebrate the tiniest fighters and all of those working to protect them, the NEC Society is giving away a “Preemie Courage” gift basket to one deserving NICU! It’s easy to enter your favorite NICU in the drawing- just “Like” the NEC Society on Facebook and leave your NICU’s name in the Facebook post’s comments. A winner will be drawn at random.

The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund

Established 2012

4th Annual Affair to RememBeer: 11/19/2017
The 4th Annual Affair to RememBeer honors Dr. Robert Touloukian, Professor Emeritus Surgery and Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine. The event includes beer tasting, brewery tours, butler-style hors d’oeuvres, live music, raffle prizes and silent auctions, and award presentation. Proceeds will benefit the Natural History Registry for Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Dr. Robert Cowles’ research laboratory at Yale School of Medicine.

First Touch

Established 1998

First Touch: 2017
Photo exhibition at St George’s Hospital, focusing on family centered care.

From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds

Published 2013

20% Off Coupon Code for Memoir: 10/1/17 – 1/1/18
In honor of National Premature Awareness and throughout the Holiday Season- you can purchase a copy of From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds- at a 20% discount. Use Code # KDD2JSTD at checkout.

Brazilian Parents of Preemies’ Association

Established 2011

Dia Mundial da Prematuridade: 11/12/17 – 11/19/2017
Awareness event for the politicians at the Congress, walks, picnics, seminars, parents meetings, breakfast for families at the NICUs, all happening nationwide.

Silvie Bells

Established 2016

Silvie Bells NICU GiveBack: 12/2/17, 12/3/17, 12/10/17
Silvie Bell’s gives families with babies in the NICU gifts and support during the holiday season. Each year we hold events at hospital NICUs for NICU parents to receive Silvie Bells giftbags with items for them and their babies.

Irish Neonatal Health Alliance

Established 2013

Purple Illumination and NICU Hampers: 11/17/2017
Ireland will be participating in the Purple Illumination of Irish landmarks on Nov 17th. The INHA will also be delivering hampers and Family Care Packages to the Irish NICUs ahead of Nov 17th which will include breast feeding pillows, Cuski Claires Developmental Nests, HandWashing tags, Incubator covers, Angel Gowns, Toiletries for families and infants, premature baby clothing, Developmental Toys and goodies for the NICU staff.

Irish Neonatal Health Alliance

Established 2013

WPD Neonatal Medical Symposium: 11/17/2017
A neonatal medical symposium for families and healthcare professionals focusing on subject of the Discharge Planning Process.

Our speakers include Will Goodbody, Elaine Ni Bhraonain, Dr Sari Ahlqvist-Bjorkroth, and Prof. Naomi McCallion.

Graham’s Foundation

Established 2009

WPD Care Package Delivery: 11/17/2017
Graham’s Foundation has recruited hundreds of volunteer parents to deliver more than 2,000 special care packages to new preemie parents in November in honor of Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day. It’s our biggest special care package delivery to date!

Tiny Feet Foundation

Established 2012

4th Annual Fundraiser & Silent Auction: 4/21/2018
Come enjoy en evening with Tiny Feet Foundation to hear what we are all about, to listen to some amazing guest speakers, to enjoy some delicious appetizers and wine, and to bid on some great items for our silent auction. This is our main fundraising event of the year to support families who have a child(ren) in the NICU. We appreciate your support!

The Tiny Miracles Foundation

Established 2004

Born Ahead of Time: 11/16/2017
Join The Tiny Miracles Foundation for an evening of wine tasting and one of a kind art created by preemie artists! The event is complimentary and open to the public. Please RSVP to 6:30pm to 8:30 pm on November 16th. Generously sponsored by the Westport Arts Center, the preeminent arts center in Fairfield County, CT, delivering opportunities to learn, engage, be inspired and have fun.

Hand to Hold

Established 2010

Hand to Hold
Follow along at and blog/ for our coverage of Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day!


Established 2013

We are here! World Prematurity Day: 11/17/2017
Follow along at and blog/ for our coverage of Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day!

Little BigSouls

Established 2013

Baby Preemie & Me 2017: 2/1/2017 – 12/2/2017

    • Baby Preemie & Me 2017 event in Port Elizabeth South Africa
    • LittleBigSouls Classical Music Concert in London on 17 November 2017
    • Purple Light Up in the United Kingdom
    • Community Outreach & Awareness Event for respectful care in Accra Ghana,17 November 2017
    • World Prematurity Day Event & Talk for Pregnant and New Mothers in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 18 November 2017
    • LittleBigSouls NICU Training in 4 hospitals in Ghana, 22 November 2017


If your organization has an upcoming awareness event for the month of November, you can submit the information here.

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