Children’s will be hosting its 27th Annual NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Reunion and “Baby Steps” 3K Walk on Saturday, June 4 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This is always a meaningful event for former NICU patients and families, providing them with the opportunity to gather, share stories, reconnect with their doctors and nurses, and engage in lots of fun family activities. There are several areas in need of volunteers for this event, ranging from kids’ activities and water stations to family registration and photo booths. Volunteers are typically asked to arrive around 7/7:30 am to assist with set-up, and are done by noon at the latest (depending on which areas they’re assigned to).
Please click here for more information about this year’s event, including links to last year’s photos on Facebook!
Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota operates the largest high-risk neonatal referral center in the region. Children’s neonatal program sees 2,700 inpatient admissions per year, and over 35 percent of our infants are considered “low” or “very low” birth weight.
If you are interested in lending a hand at this special time for NICU families, please contact Julie Yang in the Children’s Foundation at (651) 855-2829, or [email protected].