Funds Will Support Families with Critically Ill Newborns in the NICU
San Diego, CA –The 13th Annual Miracle Babies Superhero 5K took place on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at NTC Park at Liberty Station in San Diego and raised $90,000 for families with critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Attendees were encouraged to dress up as their favorite superheroes in support of NICU babies. The event included a timed 5K run and a family-friendly 5K walk. In addition to the 5K course, the event included a merchant and resource fair, food trucks, games, crafts, exotic cars, superheroes and more.
“Support of this event is critical to raise crucial funds needed to provide essential services to families with babies in the NICU,” said Sean Daneshmand, MD, Founder of Miracle Babies.
“Miracle Babies reaches more than 8,000 families each year through our programs and our service to families continues to grow. Our programs fulfill our mission and lead to better beginnings for precious babies.”
Miracle Babies’ mission is to unite families with their newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by providing transportation and supportive services. For more information about Miracle Babies, please visit ww.miracelebabies.org
ABOUT MIRACLE BABIES
Miracle Babies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to unite families with their hospitalized newborns. Our tagline is “Together for a better beginning,” reflecting the importance of this family connection in the critical early weeks and months of an infant’s life and its linkage to improved health outcomes. We know that parents with hospitalized babies need to be at the hospital as much as possible, but often that is not possible. Transportation issues, including the cost of gas, hospital parking fees and medically being unable to drive are significant barriers that many families in San Diego must overcome to be with their babies. By providing transportation services to families, Miracle Babies helps alleviate the stressors of everyday life, allowing mom and dad to get to the hospital, perform kangaroo care (a skin-to-skin practice), and breastfeed more often, practices which are known to result in better health outcomes for the baby.