Why run for us?
Every year around 44,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 25,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1000 babies lose their fight for life.
The birth of a premature or sick newborn can be an overwhelming and traumatic experience for families. Their lives are permanently changed, significantly influenced by their NICU experience.
Team Miracle Babies is running to change this.
Miracle Babies Foundation works tirelessly to positively change this experience through the national services we provide:
NurtureProgram®: our complete parent support program. This is a free program which includes early intervention programs for families after discharge.
Online Information and Resources: Access to current, relevant, Australian information is extremely important to families. Funded by the NSW Government, the Miracle Babies Foundation website is Australia’s premiere online resource for families.
Education: Miracle Babies Foundation provides training and education on a Parents Perspective at Neonatal Nurses Conferences, Seminars, Colleges and Hospital Inservices. Integrating a Parents Perspective in the education of health professionals greatly assists and promotes the benefits of providing family centered care.
Hospital: We support Australia’s hospitals through resources for miracle families, funding for equipment and scholarships for health professionals. To date, we have donated over $500,000 to hospitals.
We have a great team at Miracle Babies that will support you every step of your City2Surf experience.
When you join the team you will receive:
- Running top
- Ongoing support from the team at Miracle Babies Foundation
- A certificate of appreciation after the event for your contribution and support