Walk for Babies will be kicking off on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Due to the lingering presence of COVID-19 and considering the health and safety of all NICU graduates and their families, we ask you to join us from home as our Walk will be virtual again.

How do does a virtual Walk for Babies work?

- It can be completed individually, or one can gather a small group of family and friends and complete a 1 mile walk to celebrate the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and support others going through the NICU journey.

What’s new this year?

- Your walk can be completed anytime from October 3rd through October 10th of 2021. The online auction was able to raise over $5,000 last year and will now be live for the entire week.

- Packet Pickup will be on Saturday October 2, 2021 at Kay Jewelers Pavilion with some surprises! Make sure to follow us on social media!

In 2020, we proudly raised $71,150 through our first ever virtual event with 50 teams. This past year has been a stark reminder to all of us of the significance of having the supplies and equipment necessary to care for our most at risk patients. For 2021, we would like to start the implementation of the NICView cameras in Akron General and other locations. In addition, we would like to complete the purchase of another ventilator for the NICU.

We are inspired by everyone’s dedication and hard work each year of this event. As always, 100% of the money raised for Walk for Babies is donated to Akron Children's Hospital NICU.

Though it will still be different this year, we hope you will support the 15th annual Walk for Babies. If you have questions about registration and fundraising, please contact events@akronchildrens.org.