Thank you for taking the time to visit our Walk for Babies fundraising page to benefit the NICU Akron Children’s Hospital.
Matt and I are excited to walk in this year’s Walk for Babies along with Carleen and our family! To start the year of 2019, we spent nearly 3 months living in Akron Children's Hospital NICU while they cared for our sweet, spunky, and feisty Carleen. We continue to travel several times a month to Akron Children's Hospital for continued care for Carleen. The doctors, nurses, therapists, and many others that work there are the reason our Carleen is doing as well as she is! This is a huge event for Akron Children's Hospital NICU and we are walking to give back to the people who have become our friends, family and support along this journey as well as all the babies and families that have been and are currently cared for at Akron Children’s Hospital NICU.
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.
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. We look forward to you joining us on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
As we progress in my fundraising endeavors, We hope that you check back frequently for updates and stories of patients in our communities.