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Each year’s Parents of Preemies Day celebrations have been bigger, broader, and more dynamic than the year before, thanks in a large part to lots of help from moms and dads of preemies like you and the people who care about families like yours. Word of mouth is the number one way parents find out about Parents of Preemies Day, and we’re hoping you’ll help us reach more moms, dads, grandparents, and supporters by sharing our message of pride.

We’ve made it easy to share Parents of Preemies Day with your relatives and friends, followers, readers, and network.

On Facebook you can:

Post your own prematurity story on our Facebook page any time and then share your Parents of Preemies Day submission on your own Facebook page. You can also grab these status updates and post them in the weeks leading up to Parents of Preemies Day:

I’m honoring the amazing courage and commitment parents of preemies face by celebrating Parents of Preemies Day. Find out how you can celebrate with me at http://www.facebook.com/parentsofpreemiesday!

Do you know a strong and courageous preemie parent? Then join me in honoring them on Parents of Preemies Day! Find out more about how you can get involved by visiting http://www.facebook.com/parentsofpreemiesday.

On the first Sunday in May, post a picture of your Parents of Preemies Day activities and change your status to:

Today, I am recognizing the courage and commitment it takes to stay strong and resilient when premature birth turns a family’s world upside down. Happy Parents of Preemies Day! grahamsfoundation.org/resources/parents-preemies-day/.

You can also change your Facebook profile picture to show your support!

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On Twitter you can:

If there is no local Parents of Preemies Day in your area, you can join the next #ParentsofPreemiesDay Twitter chat on Parents of Preemies Day. Connect with us at @PremieParent Day. Use the #parentsofpreemiesday! You can also simply share Parents of Preemies Day with your Twitter followers with the following tweets:

Celebrate #parentsofpreemiesday on the first Sunday in May grahamsfoundation.org/resources/parents-preemies-day/

Parents of Preemies Day is filled with Hope, Resilience, Miracles…Celebrate! #parentsofpreemiesday grahamsfoundation.org/resources/parents-preemies-day/

For #parentsofpreemiesday events near you check out this link!

On the first Sunday in May tweet:

Today, I recognize the courage and commitment it takes to stay strong when premature birth turns a family’s world upside down. grahamsfoundation.org/resources/parents-preemies-day/ #parentsofpreemiesday

Join the #ParentsofPreemiesDay Twitter chat with @PremieParentDay to talk about ways to celebrate being preemie parents!

Email your friends, family, and network this message:

Nearly 13 million babies, or about 10% of total worldwide births, are born prematurely each year. Nearly one million infants die each year as a result of pre-term birth, or about 28% of all deaths that occur within the first month of life.

When a baby is born extremely premature, parents find their world turned upside down, sometimes faced with life and death decisions, while facing an uncertain future for their baby. Experts are just beginning to understand the intense psychological effects that a premature birth has on the parents.

We are celebrating Parents of Preemies Day to continue to build support for parents by recognizing the courage and commitment it takes to stay strong and resilient when premature birth turns a family’s world upside down. Can you help us spread the word to family, friends and parents of preemies about this day designed for them? Share grahamsfoundation.org/resources/parents-preemies-day/ or visit the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/parentsofpreemiesday.

Reblog this post:

Please support Parents of Preemies Day, a worldwide day of awareness produced by Graham’s Foundation. Parents of Preemies Day recognizes the courage and commitment it takes to stay strong and resilient when premature birth turns a family’s world upside down. Each year, 13 million babies are born prematurely across the globe and though medical breakthroughs continue to improve outcomes for preemies, experts are only now beginning to understand the intense psychological effects that premature birth has on moms and dads.

Here are just some of the ways you can celebrate Parents of Preemie’s Day, whether you’re a preemie parent or someone who cares about a family with a preemie:

Check grahamsfoundation.org/resources/parents-preemies-day/ to find out if there is an event happening in your area and if so, register. The first Sunday in May is going to be a great time!

Share your family’s story on the Parents of Preemies Day Facebook page.

Connect with other parents of preemies at the next #ParentsofPreemiesDay Twitter chat! Jump into the conversation using hashtag #ParentsofPreemiesDay to talk about how moms and dads can celebrate being parents of preemies.

Bloggers, visit the Parents of Preemies Day website and grab a badge for your sidebar – then create a Parents of Preemies Day post to tell the world why you’re proud to be a preemie mom or dad. Email a link to your post to christa @ grahamsfoundation.org and we’ll post it on the website!

Visit the Parents of Preemies Day website for ideas about what you can do to support moms and dads of preemies.