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 will be combined into a one-of-a-kind, one-day event. Even though we can't be close together this year, we can still work collectively and make a difference for families in our NICU! On Saturday, Aug. 22, Jaycee Way, located off Airport Road in Huntsville, will transform into the Miracle Mile, lined with signs featuring Neonatal ICU baby heroes.
Swim for Melissa families and teams will drive through the celebration, stopping at stations for fundraising prizes, Swim for Melissa T-shirts and special surprises. That evening, the route will transform for Miracle Bash, featuring a gourmet picnic pick-up and amazing online silent auction.
Proceeds will be used to address a need created by the pandemic, providing 55 NICVIEW cameras to go by infants' bedsides in our Neonatal ICU. This state-of-the-art technology will allow loved ones to be able to “see” their baby, even though they can’t be there in person.
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Record net proceeds helped expand the Regional Neonatal ICU, adding 10 new patient bed areas to serve more sick and premature babies from across North Alabama.
“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.”