August 7, 2021
Drive-through 9-11 a.m.
801 Clinton Ave. East
August 3, 2021 | IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT RE. MIRACLE BASH & SWIM FOR MELISSA
After extensive discussions with hospital leadership, clinical experts, and with Amy and Chris George, the founders of Melissa’s Fund, Huntsville Hospital Foundation has decided to cancel this weekend’s Miracle Bash and Swim for Melissa.
The primary mission of Miracle Bash, Swim for Melissa, and the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund is to improve and save lives. We feel it would be irresponsible to move forward with the current state of uncertainty and the rise of hospitalizations due to the Covid-19 Delta variant, especially considering the Swim for Melissa age range (4-14), and that many Miracle Bash families have young children. The health and safety of our guests and swimmers is our top priority.
All Miracle Bash ticketholders will now receive full tax-deductibility for the price of their ticket. While the event is canceled, thanks to our terrific team of volunteer hostesses, our online silent auction will be live starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 4, and will be open through Monday, August 9, at 10 a.m.
Registered Swim for Melissa participants can drive through the Huntsville Hospital Foundation office parking lot on Saturday, August 7, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to pick up their certificate and prizes (801 Clinton Avenue East, Huntsville, AL 35801). Miracle Mile signs will also be on display to highlight miracle milestones.
The George family and the Huntsville Hospital Foundation team are incredibly grateful for the hundreds of people who have chosen to support the Neonatal ICU through the 16th annual events. Please know that every dollar you have contributed is still making a difference, buying essential equipment for sick and premature infants at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Please contact us at (256) 265-8077 with any questions.
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.”