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Thank you for taking the time to visit our Walk for Babies fundraising page to benefit the NICU Akron Children’s Hospital.
Stephen was born 3 months early and stayed in the NICU for 56 days. I truly believe that the child we see now would not be here or be as healthy as he is if it wasn't for the NICU. They not only cared for Stephen, but they also cared for our entire family to help us through the stressful time with its roller coaster ride.
Our family has participated in the Walk for Babies since 2007. Last year was a milestone for us when Stephen said he definitely wanted be one of the face painters at the Walk. He said this was his way of saying, "Thank You". This event is one our family looks forward to every year.
In 2017, Walk for Babies hit a mile stone of over $1 Million dollars raised since 2008. Without the support of community members like you, Akron Children’s Hospital would not be able to supply the needed assistance to patients and their families in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Akron Children's Hospital's NICU treats 1,800 children annually and is nationally ranked according to U.S News & World Report.
Since it was started, the funds raised by the Walk for Babies has supported projects such as:
--Kangaroo chairs in each room of the NICU to promote skin to skin care for every family and their baby
--Books for siblings
--Two week parking passes
--NICView cameras in patient rooms
Walk for Babies was created by one family and now has the support of over 1,700 participants, plus their friends and family. As organizers look towards the future, the goal is to continue to create a community event that makes an impact on local patients for many years to come. 100% of the funds raised go to the NICU.
Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare provider in Northeast Ohio and provides care through more than 1,100,000 outpatient visits per year. Through gifts like yours, the hospital is able to purchase vital medical equipment, offer programs that bring extra comfort to families during difficult times and fund innovative research that helps identify new ways of diagnosing and treating illnesses.
Thank you for your support of the Super Stephen team, the NICU, and Akron Children’s mission and dedication to improving the health of the communities served.
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