Light It Purple & World Prematurity Day Events

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World Prematurity Day highlights the premature birth of 15 million babies each year worldwide. More than 1 million will die and many more face serious lifelong health challenges. 27,000 babies are born prematurely each year in Australia alone! Help us raise awareness and achieve our vision of 'better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity or sickness". 

This November 17
, we would like to see you LIGHT IT PURPLE for premature infants. 
Light purple candles, light your offices and homes in purple and get your community involved. We look forward to seeing a ray of purple light around the country.
Share your efforts with us on your social pages: 
 #WorldPrematurityDay #LightItPurple

Here are some of the locations 'Lighting It Purple' for World Prematurity Day:

  • Sydney Town Hall, NSW
  • Adelaide Oval, SA

Locations hosting awareness and/or fundraising events for World Prematurity Day:


  • Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA
  • Griffith Base Hospital, NSW
  • Campbelltown Hospital SCN, NSW
  • Bundaberg Base Hospital, QLD
  • Monash Children’s Hospital, VIC
  • Northern Beaches Hospital, NSW
  • St. John of God Hospital, WA
  • Mater Hospital (North Sydney), NSW
  • Mount Isa Hospital SCN, QLD
  • Sydney Children's Hospital (Randwick), NSW
  • Lismore Base Hospital SCN, NSW
  • Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, QLD
  • Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW
  • Box Hill Hospital, VIC
  • Liverpool Hospital, NSW
  • LaTrobe Regional Hospital, VIC
  • Rockhampton Hospital SCN, QLD
  • Stepping Stone Child Care Centre, SA
  • Goodstart Early Learning Childcare and Kindergarten, Dapto NSW
  • Child Friendly Solutions (% of sales),
  • Children's Craft - selling at local primary school, Prestons NSW
  • Credit Repair Australia - office morning tea, Liverpool NSW
  • Make Up Event, Bonnyrigg NSW
  • Fun at the Park WPD Fundraising Event, Yamba NSW


  • Sree Avittom Thirunal Hospital, India
  • Limerick Maternity Hospital, Ireland (Shannon)
  • Al Wakra Hospital, UAE (Doha)
  • UNICEF, PNG (Port Moresby)
  • Nyangabwe Hospital, Botswana
  • Nyangabwe Referral Hospital, Botswana (Francistown)
  • Ministry Health Anambra State, Nigiria (Awka)
  • Kota Bukittinggi, Indonesia
  • Bogani Regional Hospital, South Africa
  • Wesfluer Hospital, South Africa
  • Yankin Hospital NICU, Myanmar
  • Jagannath Hospital, India
  • Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya
  • Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital, South Africa
  • King Fahd Specialised Hospital, Saudi Arabia
  • University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
  • Security Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia
  • Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, Ghana
  • Halifax Health, Florida USA
  • City Hospital, India
  • Bolton Hospital, UK
  • Samdrup Jongkhar Hospital, Bhutan
  • Comprehensive Health Centre, Nigeria
  • Louis Pasteur Private Hospital, South Africa
  • Kuala Lumpar Hospital, Malaysia
  • WA Regional Hospital, Ghana
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