World NEC Awareness Day is May 17.
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a devastating intestinal disease that affects vulnerable infants during their first weeks and months of life. Up to 50% of the babies who get NEC will die, and survivors often face life-long health challenges. Yet, few people outside of the NICU have even heard of the disease.
Throughout May, we will elevate the conversation around NEC and expose the scars, the trauma, and the stillness that come after a NEC diagnosis. Our goal is 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 and consider making a donation to support the NEC Society’s work. Tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin, and use the hashtags: #preventNEC #NECday
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Make a tax-deductible donation to the NEC Society
- Register for our May 26 webinar
- Watch our new video: NEC is a Mystery. Help us solve it.
- Read and share our What is NEC? info sheet
- Read and share our info card, 10 Things to Know When Your Baby is Diagnosed with NEC
- Wear green and blue, the official colors of NEC awareness (green for the digestive system and blue for healing and peace), and share your story.
- Order your NEC gear by shopping at the NEC Society’s online store
- Listen to our NEC podcast with the NANNcast
- Join our email list
- Subscribe to our blog and YouTube channel
- If you’re on Facebook, follow us and add our NEC Awareness Day Facebook Profile Frame
- Tag the NEC Society in your photos on social media
- Share your story with the NEC Society
- Create a Facebook fundraiser by clicking “Raise Money” here!
- Follow the @NECsociety on Twitter
- Check out our webinars!
- Visit our FAQ page to learn more
Do you have more ideas or suggestions on how the NEC Society can better serve our community? If so, please email Linseigh@NECsociety.org! We’d love to hear from you!