May is NEC Awareness Month 

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 30% of the babies who develop 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.

Necrotizing enterocolitis causes overwhelming pain to patient-families & all who care for them. The physical, social-emotional, and psychological pain from NEC can be devastating. The NEC Society works tirelessly to collectively transform our pain into a powerful movement.

The pain caused by NEC often stays with us for a lifetime. While we cannot lessen or erase the pain, we can harness the power of our heartache and transform it into the energy that drives our mission.

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: 

Download the printable poster here.

Want to do even more?

Do you have more ideas or suggestions on how the NEC Society can better serve our community? You can email! We’d love to hear from you! 

#NECday #preventNEC

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