Every year the tiny patient graduates of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and their families are invited to a reunion with the nurses and doctors that cared for them. The 2012 NICU Graduate Reunion is being held in coordination with Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital benefitting critical care including neonatal care.
Children’s Hospital and the March of Dimes invite all 2008 thru 2011 NICU graduates and their families to the reunion. Families are encouraged to sign up for the run and walk and join us at the finish line for activities including face painting, bubbles and a bouncy house.
Here are the details:
What: 2012 NICU Graduate Reunion
When: Saturday, Sept. 15
Where: Maier Festival Park
Registration: Visit alsrun.com to sign up for the race. Note: There is a registration fee for the run and walk. Make sure to join the 2012 NICU Reunion team when registering.
T-shirt pick-up: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the corner of 16th and Wells streets on the Marquette University campus.
Run & Walk: Starts at 10:15 a.m. at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
Reunion: Noon to 2 p.m. Look for the purple balloons and tent located south of the Water Street Brewery building in Maier Festival Park.
Questions: Contact Amanda Kotowski at (262) 432-7740.
Register by Thursday, Aug. 23, and receive a NICU reunion team T-shirt. I look forward to seeing you all there.
~ Angie Biersach, NICU family support specialist, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
The NICU Family Support Program provides sensitive and engaging information, activities and comfort to families with babies in the NICU. The program is built on family-centered philosophy and implemented nationwide through March of Dimes local chapters.