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Thank you for taking the time to visit Super Stephen's Walk for Babies fundraising page to benefit the NICU Akron Children’s Hospital.
The Super Stephen team is named for our family's NICU graduate, Stephen, who spent 56 days in the NICU. He was born at 27 weeks at 2 lbs., 12 oz. Today, he is a healthy 13 year old who is a talented artist, enjoys musicals, loves to play the ukulele and viola, and an all around great kid. Stephen attended the very first Walk for Babies in 2007 just 2 months after graduating from the NICU. Starting with the 2018 Walk for Babies, he joined the face painting crew and continues to enjoy being part of this wonderful event.
In 2017, Walk for Babies hit a mile stone of over $1 Million dollars raised since 2008. In 2019, we installed the NICVIEW camera system in the Akron and Mahoning Valley campuses. This system allows parents access to their baby 24/7, much needed in today’s world. Part of this year's goal is to purchase a ventilator for the NICU.
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.
Walk for Babies was created by one family and now has the support of over 1,700 participants, plus their friends and family. As we look towards the future, our goal is to continue to create a community event that makes an impact on local patients for many years to come.
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. Care is delivered at hospital campuses in Akron and the Mahoning Valley or in one of 27 pediatrician offices or 80 pediatric specialty locations across the region. 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 Akron Children’s mission and dedication to improving the health of the communities served. I look forward to having you join me virtually on Sunday, October 4th!
As I progress in my fundraising endeavors, I hope that you check back frequently for updates and stories of patients in our communities.
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