Hospital's purple glow meant to shine light on premature births

Nov. 6, 2009

People may notice a purple light emanating from the top of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin this month.

The health care provider has illuminated its building, as well as three trees in front of the building to raise awareness about premature births, the No. 1 cause of infant deaths.

The Wauwatosa hospital treated more than 300 premature babies in 2008.

Prematurity Awareness Day is Nov. 17, but the lights will be on after sunset all month long.

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