Raising Funds and Helping NICU Families in a Grand Way.
Each year more than 500,000 babies are born prematurely, many with serious health issues. As overwhelmed families struggle with the terrifying uncertainties and prolonged stays in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), they often find themselves faced with unexpected difficulties. Since 2009, Miracle Babies has provided financial and emotional support to families with critically ill babies in the NICU. By removing some of the financial barriers to visitation such as transportation and child care, families are united in the NICU and the babies receive the nutrition and physical contact they so desperately need. The emotional support provided by Miracle Babies includes care bags for all families and “Miracle Hours” for parents to escape the isolation of the NICU, participate in a craft project, and enjoy a catered meal. This year, Miracle Babies will provide nearly 700 families with direct financial assistance, host dozens of “Miracle Hours”, and deliver approximately 2,000 care bags to NICUs in 14 local hospitals.
The ninth annual Miracle Babies gala, this year themed Minuit à Versailles, will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., at the exclusive Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. Brittany Hahn is chairing the gala committee, with Co-chairs Anna Houssels, Elaine Becerra, Vince Heald and Andi Neugarten. Moe Razi-Mulcahy and Tim Mulcahy are serving as Honorary Chairs. This annual, sold-out gala will bring together more than 350 prominent business, social and philanthropic leaders to raise funds for the important programs and mission of Miracle Babies and we invite you to join in this amazing and important evening.