6 hours on your feet in support of NICU babies!
Party the night away with friends, listen to live music & DJs, eat free food and get a free UCI CARE-A-THON 2015 T-shirt! Join us in helping UCI lead the way to creating a healthier future for babies worldwide!
Each day, thousands of newborn babies are rushed into neonatal intensive care units across the country for life-saving medical care.
1. 1 out of every 10 babies spend time in the NICU, even those born at full-term, for close monitoring of jaundice, respiratory issues or other health concerns.
2. One in every 8 babies is born prematurely in the U.S. with some babies weighing no more than 16 ounces. The U.S. has one of the worst infant mortality rates among developed nations with 13 deaths every day.
3. One out of every 33 babies is born with one of more than 4,000 known birth defects, ranging from minor to serious, and although many can be treated or cured, they’re the leading cause of death in the first year of life.