Prematurity Awareness Month Event at St. Mark AME

Written by admin   // November 26, 2012   // 0 Comments

Nicole Anderson, a mother of a premature baby, shares her story of experiencing the premature birth of her son, during an event held Saturday, November 17 at St. Mark AME in honor of World Prematurity Day.  The Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center, which is affiliated with St. Mark AME Church, partnered with the March of Dimes, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Black Child Development Institute and other community partners to inform and educate the community about preterm births. Photo taken by Michael Campbell.

Dean Magda Peck of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Zilber School of Public Health explained that many preterm infants are tiny enough to fit in one hand.  Dean Peck recently spoke about this important issue during an event held Saturday, November 17 at St. Mark AME in honor of World Prematurity Day.  The Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center, which is affiliated with St. Mark AME Church, partnered with the March of Dimes, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Black Child Development Institute and other community partners to inform and educate the community about preterm births.  Photo taken by Michael Campbell.

Nicole Anderson and Maricha Harris, mothers who delivered preterm infants, participated in a panel discussion in honor of World Prematurity Day at The Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center, which is affiliated with St. Mark AME Church.  The Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center, which is affiliated with St. Mark AME Church, partnered with the March of Dimes, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Black Child Development Institute and other community partners to inform and educate the community about preterm births.  Photo taken by Michael Campbell.


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