Thank you to those that joined us on Sunday, September 15th
for our 2nd Annual NICUSTRONG Walk and those who donated and supported this event!

Thanks to the over 900 attendees that joined us for our 2nd Annual NICUSTRONG Walk, we were able to raise over $100,000! 

Event day photos on FB

Watch the event recap video

Donations are still accepted online (team or individual pages), or send in checks to:
Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation
c/o Lauren Willis/NICUSTRONG
160 Essex Street, Suite 101
Lodi, NJ 07644

(make checks payable to: Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation; and in the memo put NICUSTRONG and team/person you are supporting)

Questions - our team can help! Email or call 551-996-3573

 

REMINDER - ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY 9/10 (close of business). You can still attend the walk by registering on site on Sunday! Our check-in/registration opens at 8:30am. Donations stay open all week, and post-event.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

8:30AM-11:30AM (Event details click here)

Van Saun Park, Paramus, NJ
Event is Rain or Shine

Join us at the second annual NICU STRONG Walk on September 15, 2019!

 

REMINDER - ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY 9/10 (close of business). You can still attend the walk by registering on site on Sunday! Our check-in/registration opens at 8:30am. Donations stay open all week, and post-event too!

 
To register for the walk:
 

ALL INDIVIDUALS (AND ALL AGES) must first register for the walk

Click REGISTER & START YOUR TEAM at the top to form a new team

Click REGISTER & JOIN A TEAM at the top to join friends or family on an existing team

For a step by step guide of how to register, click here or to view registration fees and registration FAQ.

REMINDER - ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY 9/10 (close of business). 

To donate to the walk or a team:

(only select this option if you are not planning to participate in the walk)
Click DONATE and follow the prompts.
Questions or need help processing your gift? Contact Lauren Willis at Lauren.Willis@HackensackMeridian.org or 551-996-3573.

Donations may also be mailed to: Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, 160 Essex Street, Suite 101 Lodi, NJ 07644.  Please Include NICU STRONG 2019 and the team or individual’s name that you are supporting in the memo.

 

 

About the Walk:

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Advisory Council, along with Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, is hosting the second annual NICU STRONG Walk to support funding innovative treatment, cutting-edge equipment to provide exceptional care, and patient and family needs of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hackensack Meridian Health Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. Last year's first-time event was a huge success, with over 650 attendees and raising nearly $120,000!

Since its inception in 2018, money has helped fund a Laerdal Premature Anne manikin, a SimNewB and some parent programs

The Laerdal Premature Anne is a realistically proportioned 25-week preterm manikin developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to support exceptional training, leading to continued extraordinary care for the babies of our NICU. SimNewB is a newborn tetherless simulator co-created with the AAP, designed to help improve neonatal resuscitation and to meet the specific learning objectives of neonatal resuscitation protocols. These innovative products allow us to continue as a leader in neonatal care, always life years ahead.

With your help, we can raise even more this year and make a big impact for current and future families. We are excited to continue to do great work together!

 


Important Information about Registration:

Registration includes a t-shirt (if registered by August 19th) and access to the walk festivities! Last year festivities included face painting, balloon artist, tattoos, coloring station, access to the playground, DJ and access to a train OR carousel ride at Van Saun Park after the walk.

PLEASE NOTE: The registration fee is strictly for registration and does not count towards team fundraising goals. This fee includes event day t-shirt. All fees benefit the NICU STRONG fund, supporting vital equipment and patient and family needs of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hackensack Meridian Health Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital. 

All teams and participants have a fundraising minimum. Remember every dollar goes towards supporting the vital equipment and patient needs of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hackensack Meridian Health Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital! For information about fundraising minimums, click here.

Questions about registration or fees? Contact the team: call 551-996-3573 or email Lauren.Willis@HackensackMeridian.org

 

REMINDER - ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY 9/10 (close of business). 

 

Interested in volunteering at the event or providing services? Contact Lauren Willis at Lauren.Willis@HackensackMeridian.org or 551-996-3573.

 

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE TUES. SEPTEMBER 10TH. AFTER 9/10, YOU CAN REGISTER AT THE EVENT DURING CHECK-IN (OPENING AT 8:30AM). See registration fees or event details for more information.