WPDartThe Larry C. Shehadey Clock Tower at the Save Mart Center at Fresno State will be lit purple next week with two other local landmarks to commemorate the Purple Light Walk that will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in downtown Fresno in honor of World Prematurity Day.

The $100 million global preterm birth initiative promotes awareness of premature birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) and infant complications. In Fresno County, the campaign is led by the Fresno State Central California Center for Health and Human Services with First 5 Fresno County.

The Shehadey Tower, the Lighthouse for Children and City Hall will each be lit from Monday evening until dawn Wednesday.

The Fresno City Council has proclaimed November as World Prematurity Month, and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors will proclaim Nov. 17 as World Prematurity Day.

Online registration for the Purple Light Walk is available at the Eventbrite page.

INFO: Lilith Assadourian at lassadourian@first5fresno.org. (Full press release to come from First 5 Fresno County.)