The 2019 Father's Day Run & Walk will support the Calgary Health Trust - Neonatal Intensive Care Units at the Foothills Medical Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, Peter Lougheed Centre and South Health Campus!
1 in 8 babies born in Southern Alberta will need the care of the NICU. Help us give every infant a fighting chance to live the best life possible. Your support of the Father’s Day Run & Walk helps to provide vital support for these vulnerable patients.
Some babies come into the world as early as 23 weeks and weigh as little as 500 grams. How can we help them live the healthiest lives possible? The care these babies receive in the first minutes, hours, days and sometimes even months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can mean life or death and have lifelong impact on their development and future health. Some families will only stay a short time, while others may call the NICU home in excess of 100 days!
Proceeds from the 2019 Father’s Day Run & Walk will support very specialized and custom technology and care for NICUs throughout Calgary. These units at Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview General Hospital and South Health Campus provide necessary care and support, not only for our tiniest patients, but for the whole family – dads too!
Whether you’re a first-time dad, an experienced dad, or just a big fan of Dad, thank you for supporting the inaugural Father’s Day Run & Walk and Calgary Health Trust. Your support means more families will hear “You can take your baby home today!”
For more information on the NICU or how you can support health care in our community, visit www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca.