Dear Friends of Newborn Hope,
2020 has certainly been a year to reimagine what we do in order to continue to thrive. In its 48th year, Newborn Hope continues to have significant life-changing impact on families impacted by prematurity. We have seen our community come together this year to serve and help each other in this time of crisis, and we have also seen the tremendous challenges our local businesses and healthcare sectors face. We, too, have faced many challenges as an organization, but I am more inspired than ever to forge in our good community work as our partners have committed unparalleled support and engagement this year.
For these community partnerships and support, I cannot thank you enough.
November Noel has been a holiday tradition for Newborn Hope for nearly 50 years, and although we look forward to presenting a community event to our friends and partners in 2020, it will undoubtedly look different than in years past. We are working to build a strong virtual program component that allows us to include a broader community demographic. One thing is for sure, it will be a night like no other to celebrate Newborn Hope- because this year, we launched the Preemie Family Assistance Fund to support families directly while they are in the NICU and then as they transition home. As our event will prioritize sharing this message and stories of hope in our community, November Noel will still feature an online auction and opportunity to give a donation as part of the event.
Already our Preemie Family Assistance Fund has supported families in crisis facing great need. We have supported families with emergency living expenses in underserved communities. We have supported our military families and those experiencing hardship due to the impact of COVID-19. Together we are making a real difference.
An average of 158 babies are born preterm in Colorado each week, and prematurity is still the leading cause of death and lifelong disabilities in newborns in our state.
We are beyond grateful for our community and for the ways we have all come together this year to improve outcomes for our tiniest babies.
YOU ARE HOPE. WE ARE HOPE.
Allison Bradac, Executive Director
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