Our little Benjamin was born at 28 weeks and 760 grams in 2012 and this will be our 7th year participating in this event. Thanks to the amazing work of the NICUs at the Foothills Medical Centre and Peter Lougheed hospitals, Ben has thrived and is now a healthy, sassy, smarty-pants 5 (almost 6) year old. We are so grateful for everything that was done to help and the amazing care that we received.
CALGARY HEALTH TRUST | 1 in 8 babies born 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 Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk and Ride helps to provide the equipment and resources to give them just that.
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 NICU can mean life or death and have lifelong impact on their development and future health.
Proceeds from the 2018 Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride will go towards the redevelopment of the Foothills Hospital NICU. This new space will put leading-edge research into action, combine the very best in people, space and technology and ensure that every newborn has access to the specialized care and attention only world-class NICU’s can provide.
Thank you for your participation in the 42nd annual Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride and Calgary Health Trust. Together, we are transforming health care for our community today and well into the future. For more information, visit www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca.