The 2021 Father’s Day Run & Walk continues to support Calgary Health Foundation’s relentless mission to fund breakthrough investments to transform neonatal care. For the 1 in 8 babies born prematurely in our community, roughly 3,300 families require the care of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) each year; these families eagerly await the day when they hear “you can take your baby home today”. The Newborns Need campaign is actively addressing Alberta’s higher than average preterm birth rate through applied research, and ensuring that the best technologies are accessible in our NICUs. In response to our growing population, the Newborns Need campaign is also dedicated to redeveloping the Foothills NICU into a world-class facility, which increases capacity and brings innovative unit design and research to the forefront of care.
Your support of the Father’s Day Run & Walk this year supports Calgary Health Foundation’s Newborns Need campaign, and gives every newborn in our community a fighting chance.