Do you live in Southern California? Well then it’s time to lace up your running or walking shoes and do some good for babies. That’s right, it’s almost time for the 6th Annual Miracle Babies 5K!
Miracle Babies is a nonprofit organization that provides support and financial assistance to critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (nicu). In addition, the organization helps enhance the well-being of women, children and their families through education, prevention and medical care.
For many of us, we know personally or have had friends and family members who have had premature babies that required care in the neonatal unit. In fact, about half a million babies – as many as 15 percent of those born in the United States each year - are treated in the NICU for everything from birth defects, to breathing and heart problems, to infection.
For parents of preemies it can be a stressful experience both financially and emotionally. That is why Miracle Babies is such a great organization to support.
Whether you like to run, walk or volunteer, this is a great opportunity to give back. The event takes place on Sunday, May 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park South (1 Marina Park Way, San Diego).
In addition to helping support this great cause by attending, after the race, runners, walkers and guests are invited to join the “Celebration of Life Resources Fair” with vendors, music and the not-to-be-missed inflatable world kids’ play zone. There’s also a diaper dash for kids under 3. Don't miss this great event. You can register here. Hope to see you there!