Providence Alaska Medical Center turns purple for World Prematurity Day

November 16, 2016

ANCHORAGE, AK – The exterior of Providence Alaska Medical Center will be illuminated with purple spotlights as part of a World Prematurity Day event at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.  World Prematurity Day is an annual observance led by the March of Dimes to raise awareness of global initiatives to address pre-term birth. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born preterm and more than a million die as a result.

Providence Alaska Medical Center will remain purple through Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Event details:

  • Who:               Providence caregivers, NICU graduates and families
  • What:              World Prematurity Day hospital lighting event     
  • When:             5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17         
  • Where:            Providence Alaska Medical Center main entrance                       
    3300 Providence Dr., Anchorage