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.
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:
- Order your NEC gear by shopping at the NEC Society’s store
- Register and join us for the NEC Symposium
- Join our email list
- Subscribe to our blog and YouTube channel
- Make a tax-deductible donation to the NEC Society
- Create a Facebook fundraiser by clicking “Raise Money” here!
- Check out the February 2018 issue of Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
- Follow the @NECsociety on Twitter and help us build a #NECday Twitterstorm on May 17!
- Get ready for #MilkDonationDay on May 19! Join HMBANA and nonprofit milk banks around the world as we highlight the importance of equitable access to human milk and the lifesaving benefits of breast milk for our most vulnerable babies.
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