More than 1,100 babies require the specialized care of our Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit each year. Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s 17th annual Miracle Bash and Swim for Melissa events are once again raising money to provide lifesaving equipment and services for these sick and premature infants at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children.
Kids ages four to 14 can participate in a day of family fun from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hampton Cove Pool. Teams of eight swim as many laps as possible in five minutes, with prizes awarded to the top fundraising teams.
About the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund
The Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund was established in memory of Amy and Chris George’s daughter, Melissa. In June 2005, Amy gave birth at 26 weeks to Melissa and Ann Catherine. Melissa died just a few hours after she was born, and Ann Catherine was a patient in the Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children Neonatal ICU for 68 days. The fund has provided more than $4.2 million since 2005 to purchase equipment for the NICU and to provide support for families of premature infants.
Huntsville Hospital Foundation
Huntsville Hospital Foundation exists to provide lifesaving technology and meaningful programs that improve patient lives. The Foundation raises essential funding for not-for-profit Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children, and Madison Hospital through individual and corporate donations, providing more than $4 million in funding for hospital needs each year. For more information, visit huntsvillehospitalfoundation.org.