LEWISTON – In recognition of National Prematurity Awareness Day, Central Maine Medical Center and the March of Dimes will bathe the Great Falls on the Androscoggin River with pink and blue lights beginning at 5 p.m. tonight.

The event is part of an effort to focus public awareness on the problem of premature births, the leading cause of newborn deaths (in the first month of life).

Organizations supporting the Great Falls lighting event include TD Banknorth, Solo Properties/Island Point Project, Espo’s Restaurant, Gritty McDuff’s and the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce.

Central Maine Medical Center will also light its main entrance.

, and with the support of several area businesses, Rumford Hospital will light the pillars in its main lobby. Bridgton Hospital will light two entrance areas in pink and blue.

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