Miracle Babies Foundation’s 10km walk around Sydney’s beautiful harbourside in honour of the 48,000+ babies born premature or sick each year.
Every year in Australia more than 48,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 27,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1,000 babies lose their fight for life. The experience of having a baby born premature or critically ill can be traumatic and life-changing. The right support is vital to ensure a healthy long-term outcome for the entire family.
Registrations are now open for the 2019 Miracle Moon Walk on Saturday 14th September. This special event aims to raise important funds for the work of Miracle Babies Foundation, Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
This year, the Miracle Moon Walk will be kicking off from Martin Place, right in the heart of the CBD, starting at 5pm. The easy and casual walk takes in Circular Quay, the Opera House, stunning Barangaroo and more. Once you finish the walk and get back to the hub, join us as the fun continues with food and entertainment as we celebrate our Miracles and their families.
“The Miracle Moon Walk is a time for the community to come together as one and journey under the stars for an amazing cause. The night is lit up with the smiles of people from all walks of life who are honouring the miracles still with us and the ones who’ve passed. The walk is an inspiring and moving experience for everyone.” Kylie Pussell, CEO & Co-Founder, Miracle Babies Foundation
Money raised goes toward Miracle Babies vital support services including the NurtureProgram. Families can access emotional support via the 24-Hour helpline (NurtureLine), face-to-face support services during their hospital stay (NurtureTime), and free play and support groups following their discharge (NurtureGroup).
Miracle Babies also provide emergency care packs, NICU Survival Packs (which include the NurtureGuide Book to help families through their NICU experience and beyond), Memory Boxes for families mourning the death of their baby, along with donations of clothing and items for premature and sick babies.
“NurtureGroup is such a special place. Having a premmie baby is a life changing experience and just being in a supportive space with others who know exactly what you’ve been through is comforting and nurturing. Sometimes it’s good to talk about the experience (it never truly leaves you) and other times it’s just lovely to sit, chat, and play with our beautiful miracle babies.” – Joanne, Perth WA
For those unable to make the Sydney Miracle Moon Walk event, but still want to show their support, special gift donations can be made towards a Memory Box for families grieving the loss of a baby or a NICU Survival Pack to support families currently in hospital with their newborn. Or you can simply make a donation via the event website.
The $65 registration fee includes entry, an exclusive Miracle Moon Walk T-Shirt and a Walk Pack (containing route map, glow fun and goodies from sponsors and supporters). Children under 12 are FREE.
KEY DATES & DETAILS
WHEN: Saturday 14th September, starting at 5pm (registration opens from 4pm)
WHERE: Martin Place, Sydney CBD
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The Miracle Moon Walk is Proudly Supported by ambassadors; Deb Knight (TODAY Show Co-Host, Channel 9), Phil Waugh (Retired Rugby Union Footballer), Sam Squiers (Award Winning Sports Presenter) and Amber Sherlock (Channel 9 News & Weather Presenter).