King & Queen buildings in Sandy Springs lighting purple for preterm births

The King & Queen buildings in Sandy Springs will join Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport International Terminal, and Atlanta City Hall by turning their lighting purple to bring awareness to preterm births. (Courtesy The King & Queen buildings of Concourse at Landmark Center)
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The King & Queen buildings in Sandy Springs will join Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport International Terminal, and Atlanta City Hall by turning their lighting purple to bring awareness to preterm births. (Courtesy The King & Queen buildings of Concourse at Landmark Center)

Credit: cus

Credit: cus

The March of Dimes has launched Prematurity Awareness Month leading up to World Prematurity Day, Nov. 17. In their efforts to shine a light on the crisis of preterm birth, the organization has partnered with landmarks and buildings nationwide and around the world to light up purple on World Prematurity Day, at dusk Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The King & Queen buildings of Concourse at Landmark Center, 5 Concourse Parkway in Sandy Springs will join Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport International Terminal, and Atlanta City Hall by turning their lighting purple.

Prematurity affects 1 in 10 babies born each year and is significantly fueled by the health equity gap in the U.S. health care system.

March of Dimes supports research, programs and provides education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start. Information: marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org.

The public can join the fight by advocating for families with the hashtag #BlanketChange to encourage Congress to pass legislation that improves healthcare for families. Donations accepted at www.marchofdimes.org.