On March 23, Graham’s Foundation is launching the first-ever Parents of Preemies Day, a day of recognition designed to bring to light the depths of courage and commitment it takes to stay strong and resilient when premature birth turns a family’s world upside down. Families need and deserve so much support after premature birth, and this is one way we can give it to them.
Parents of Preemies Day: What You Can Do
As part of the Parents of Preemies Day initiative, we are hosting a free local community outreach, support, and awareness event for parents of preemies and their children from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Ability Center of Greater Toledo in Sylvania, OH (click here to register). Our goal is to make the first Parents of Preemies Day event a template that our supporters can use in the future to create similar events in other areas.
Nationwide, we want to include as many preemie parents as possible in the first-ever Parents of Preemies Day by inviting moms, dads, and caregivers to visit our Parents of Preemies Day Facebook Page. There, parents can post a picture of themselves and their preemies and share stories of Hope, Resilience & Miracles. Alternatively, parents can send an email to email@example.com with their stories and pictures attached. Submissions will become a part of the Hope, Resilience & Miracles banner that will be unveiled at the event.
Plus, with each post or email, participating parents will be entered into our sweepstakes for a grand prize of diapers for a year from Pampers, plus other great prizes such as a Dr. Brown’s Welcome Home Kit and Designed to Nourish Kit, a 16 x 20 photo on canvas from CanvasPop, Nap Nannies, and Snack Packs from Snikiddy, Food Should Taste Good, Clif Bar, and much, much more!
Parents of Preemies Day and the Media
Another goal of our upcoming event, in addition to helping parents who need support after premature birth connect with service providers and other preemie parents, is to attract media attention. Most people simply have never been exposed to the realities of premature birth and the impact of prematurity on families is an entirely foreign concept.
Our hope is that by inviting the media to the Parents of Preemies Day event on March 23 and spreading the word via blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, we can begin to show the world what prematurity looks like in the hospital and at home. Because when we do that, more families will receive the support they need after premature birth!
With your help, we can show the world the true face of prematurity and reach more parents of preemies than ever before. Please share this post, the Parents of Preemies Day website, and the Parents of Preemies Day Facebook Page with your friends, loved ones, and coworkers so they can learn what having a preemie really means to parents and families.