This event is a great opportunity to support those little babies still fighting for their lives today and in the future, to celebrate those that have won the battle, and to honor those whom we have lostWe are teaming again this year with Munson Medical Center to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in their efforts to save babies.
We would like to extend a tremendous thank you to all who participated and supported our fund raising efforts during the Running 4 Babies- Lauren and Theresa’s Run in 2013. Our event raised a total of $14,000 for the Munson Medical Center NICU. This donation allowed the NICU to purchase 5 new Neo-Puffs (neonatal resuscitation devices that blend oxygen & air). These devices give constant, gentle pressure that is much easier on the gentle airways of infants. To date, we have raised $33,000 to support the NICU in providing the care needed for their little patients.
After all this time, our daughters are still held very closely in our hearts. With this event, we have the opportunity to turn our personal tragedy into a triumph for other families who need the Munson Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to help their babies survive. As the only Intensive Care Unit for infants in all of northern Michigan, Munson’s NICU is a vital and worthy cause to support.
We are pleased to hold our Trail Run/Walk again this year at the Grand Traverse Commons, on the beautiful trails of the State Hospital in Traverse City. The event is family friendly, including a kids fun run, face painting, balloons and more. This event provides the perfect opportunity to support those little babies still fighting for their lives today and in the future, to celebrate those that have won the battle, and to honor those whom we have lost.