New York, NY, July 28, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Graham’s Foundation (http://GrahamsFoundation.org), the premier global organization for parents going through the journey of prematurity, has announced it will host its 2017 NYC ‘Tinis for Preemies evening on November 9 at The Glasshouses in the Chelsea Arts Tower in Manhattan.
The foundation’s annual gala-style event draws corporate and individual supporters, specialists in the NICU field, preemie parents and others affected by premature birth who are driven to further the Graham’s Foundation mission of providing support, advocacy and research for premature babies and their families.
“These signature events are more than just fundraisers,” said Graham's Foundation president Nick Hall, who founded the organization with Jennifer Hall after they experienced the birth of premature twins at just 25 weeks before facing the trials of the neonatal intensive care unit and the loss of one child.
“While attracting support for the mission is obviously a primary goal of our ‘Tinis for Preemies series, these special evenings also represent an opportunity for those whose lives have been touched by premature birth to connect with one another and to give back.”
Additionally, the ‘Tinis for Preemies gala provides a platform from which to debut each new year’s honorees. The HOPE and MIRACLES Awards honor and raise awareness of the work of medical professionals, researchers, philanthropists, and others making a difference in the lives of families with preemies.
This year's MIRACLES Award Honoree is Heidelise Als, founder of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program, and the organization's HOPE Award Honoree is NICU family-centered care champion Liza Gene Cooper. Their contributions will be showcased and celebrated at the event.
“Supporting change makers like our 2017 honorees is crucial to the evolution of preemie care, in and out of the NICU,” added Hall. “In recognizing the important work of honorees we aim to raise awareness of not only the impact of prematurity, but also the need to increase funding and research into improving outcomes for future preemies and families.”
To learn more about the 2017 Tinis for Preemies gala or for sponsorship information, visit http://grahamsfoundation.org/events/tinis-preemies.
About Graham's Foundation
Graham’s Foundation empowers parents of premature babies through support, advocacy and research to improve outcomes for their preemies and themselves. In addition to our NICU, transition home, and remembrance care package programs, we have more than 30 trained parent mentors available 24/7 via email, phone, and text and the market-leading app, MyPreemie. We connect organizations, medical professionals, and brands with thousands of preemie parent voices to impact positive change for preemies and their families. And we represent the needs of preemie parents at conferences around the world attended by neonatologists, neonatal nurses, industry, academics, and other professionals who work closely with preemies and their families. Visit http://GrahamsFoundation.org to learn more.