NEC Awareness Day May 17

Join the NEC Society, Pequenos Grandes Guerreiros, and Special Interest Group in NEC as we recognize World NEC Awareness Day on May 17

NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) is a leading cause of death for premature and medically fragile babies. 10-50% of babies who get NEC will die, and survivors often face life-long health challenges. Yet, few people have even heard of the disease.

We’re inviting families who have been impacted by NEC, as well as clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders dedicated to preventing NEC to show us – in photos and stories – what NEC looks like and what they’re doing to build a world without NEC. 

Show us your NEC!

Let’s elevate the conversation around NEC and expose the scars, the trauma, and the stillness that come after a NEC diagnosis. Show us your NEC! is a campaign to empower families and stakeholders to join the international community that’s working to build a world without NEC.

In honor of #NECday on May 17, please show us how NEC has impacted your life. Tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and use the hashtags: #preventNEC #NECday #ThisIsNEC

Examples from families: photos of scars, empty cribs, empty baby shoes, and any other photos that help to depict the challenges and trauma caused by NEC.

Examples from clinicians/other stakeholders: labs, teams, and the people/equipment that’s helping us build a world without NEC. 

Here’s how you can get involved: 

#NECday #preventNEC #ThisIsNEC

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