Socks for Life

What is Socks for Life?

Socks for Life is a worldwide and year-round campaign to raise awareness for preterm birth, while at the same time working in partnership to improve the situation and to make a difference for preterm babies, their families, and the care team around the infant.

By uniting all the voices and visualising all the activities, initiatives, events taking place around the world, this campaign will show the impact that is being made and empower all those joining in.

Socks for Life is an initiative by EFCNI and national parent organisations around the world, powered by EFCNI. The umbrella campaign was initiated in 2013, kindly supported by the medical and safety technology company Dräger. Special thanks to Dräger for supporting the campaign from 2013 to 2015.

Who can join?

Everyone is warmly invited to join Socks for Life. Together we are strong and any activity, however small it may seem helps to make a difference and improves the situation for preterm babies and their families.

Individuals, non-profit-organisations, parent organisations, societies, companies, hospitals, health care professionals, researchers, politicians, media: Everybody who wishes to help preterm infants can plan activities.

How can you join?

What can you do? It is simple to join. The possibilities are unlimited. The aim is to raise funds for a special cause of your choice in your country that improves the situation for preterm babies.

  • Identify a cause or purpose, something that you want to change, a field where you want to make a difference in. 
  • Plan your activities and events for the cause under the umbrella of the international Socks for Life voice.Socks for Life templates and material in your language will help you to promote your activity or event.
  • Raise awareness and funds for this special cause that you want to support and that directly helps affected families or health professionals in their daily work.
  • Celebrate your achievements on your social media channels and with the press.
  • Insert your achievement on the EFCNI Changemaker Map and by this, visualize your activity and the difference you make.

Please visit the Socks for life page with materials in different languages for download. 

Download Socks for life materials

The umbrella campaign Socks for Life was initiated in 2013, kindly supported by Dräger. Special thanks to Dräger for supporting the campaign from 2013 to 2015.