Thank you for taking the time to visit our Walk for Babies fundraising page to benefit the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital.
As you all may already know, Madison and Mason were born March 22, 2019 at 28 weeks gestation. They were born 12 weeks early, weighing only 2 lbs 2 oz and 14 inches long and 1 pound 4 ounces and 11 inches long. Madison spent 160 days in the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital and Mason was able to come home after 192 days. The staff of neonatologists, APP’s, nurses, RT’s and all other support staff that make up the NICU team, we’re nothing short of amazing. We were truly blessed and can’t thank them enough. Some of them will always be apart of our extended family due to everything they have done for us. We will never be able to repay them but by helping us raise money for Walk for Babies we can at least attempt a start!
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. 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 us virtually on Sunday, October 4th!