Cameron’s Light was formed with an understanding of the unique needs of families to prematurely-born infants and those experiencing the pain of infant loss due to complications of premature birth. It’s our way of giving back to our community, and bringing about awareness, while helping other families.

 

Our Mission

We provide support, advocacy, community resources, and information to families of children born preterm and those experiencing infant loss due to complications of premature birth.


One in eight babies born in the US is born prematurely. Sadly, while medicine is advancing, 2% of these babies never make it home from the NICU, leaving families feeling hopeless. It seems like a small number, but it’s still too many. We support and stand with families experiencing these difficult circumstances.
— Kimberly D. Clarke, Founder

The Facts

10%

of all babies born in the United States in 2015 were born preterm. 

12% 

of all babies born in Erie County are born preterm, the largest amount in New York State.

25%

of all neonatal deaths are due to complications of premature birth.

 
  • Almost 4 million babies were born in 2015 (3,932,181)

  • Around 400,000 of these were born preterm

  • According to the Center for Disease Control's findings, the rate of preterm birth among non-Hispanic black women (13%) was about 50% higher than the rate of preterm birth among non-Hispanic white women (9%)