August 6, 2021
August 7, 2021
Miracle Bash and Swim for Melissa benefit Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children’s Regional Neonatal ICU through the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. Almost every piece of equipment in the unit – which serves more than 1,000 newborns annually – has been provided thanks to generous event sponsors and donors to Melissa’s Fund.
The 15th annual Miracle Bash and Swim for Melissa were combined into a one-of-a-kind, one-day event to accomodate social distancing. Even though we could not be close, generous supporters proved we can still work collectively for an amazing cause! The 2020 events set an all-time net proceeds record, raising more than $233,000 for the Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children Neonatal ICU. Almost 500 people drove the Miracle Mile with their swim team or to pick up a delicious takeaway dinner.
Thanks to sponsors, guests and volunteers, 70 NICVIEW bedside cameras will be purchased for our NICU, helping families stay connected to their NICU from anywhere. What a special cause, especially during these difficult times.
MIRACLE MILE ATTENDEES
Record net proceeds provided 70 bedside cameras to keep NICU families close, no matter the distance.
“A life saved is a powerful thing. The Huntsville Hospital NICU saved our Charlie before he could even comprehend what his life might become. As parents, we’re reminded of that all the time. Charlie lost his first tooth last week – without the NICU we wouldn’t have gotten a visit from the Tooth Fairy. He started kindergarten this year – without the NICU we wouldn’t have had a first day of school. And without the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund, the Huntsville Hospital NICU doctors wouldn’t have much of the equipment and resources they use to save brand new lives every day.”