Black women are 2-3 times more likely to die during childbirth or in the first year after giving birth. Similarly, Black babies are more likely to be born prematurely or at a low birthweight. These outcomes have lifelong impacts on family and community health. As the premier women's HBCU with over 20,000 alumnae across the globe, Spelman students, faculty, staff, and alumnae are well positioned to change the national narrative on health disparities. Together with the March of Dimes, we hope to support black women in taking care of themselves as well as advocating for themselves before, during, and after pregnancy to ensure that black women and their children survive and thrive. Please support us in our fundraiser for Prematurity Awareness Month. Consider donating $11.17 (or more) in honor of World Prematurity Awareness Day, which will be observed on November 17, 2020.
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