Friday, May 27, 2016

2015 Little Monsters 5K/3K For A Cause | Angel Baby Butterfly Release | Bryan College Station Community NICU Reunion





Please join us for our 4th Annual Little Monsters 5K/3K For A Cause!! This event is in support of NICU families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill, and in supporting local Bryan College Station NICU and angel families. October is infant & pregnancy loss awareness month, and part of our mission is to celebrate the lives of the sweet babies who are now angels.


RACE DATE: October 22nd, 2016
TIME: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: TIFFANY PARK 
3890 COPPERFIELD DRIVE
BRYAN, TX






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Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. By participating and supporting this event you are helping provide comfort and support to families with a baby in the NICU AND FAMILIES WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A PREGNANCY OR INFANT LOSS. Our organization is funded only by donations from individuals, businesses, and largely through this annual event. Your participation is what keeps us going. Thank you to the individuals and businesses who support our efforts. 

This is a 5K/3K costume fun run and walking event supporting NICU babies and families in the Brazos Valley and beyond. Children, strollers, and pets are all welcome! Participants are invited to dress up for this fun run for a cause/ Our mission is to support babies born prematurely in Bryan and College Station Texas and across the USA by offering a variety of support programs. Participants are encouraged to form teams, in honor of the cause OR in honor of their baby, and bring signs/posters about their baby's journey for our volunteers to hold and cheer runners/walkers on during the race.

This event is being held in support of and to raise awareness for those families who've had a baby born prematurely or critically ill and have had to spend any amount of time in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This event is for families, supporters, students, volunteers, and anyone wanting to support the efforts of Preemie Prints. All are invited to run or walk for miracles. In addition this event supports a community of angel families (those who've had a pregnancy or infant loss). October is Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness month and together we celebrate the lives of many angels. 

Event Schedule 2016

8:00 - 8:30 am
Check in and packet pickup for out of town guests and day of registrants!
Enjoy the music stop by vendor tables and kids activities. Go by the costume contest judges table to be eligible for an award!! 
9:00
5K Race begins
(Course Details)

9:15
3K walk begins
(Course Details)
9:45
Kids Medals, & 5K Award Ceremony, Costume Contest Awards
9:30 am - 11:30
Brazos Valley Community NICU Reunion
Live music from Tubie & The Touchtones, Brazos Valley Bounce House, petting zoo, bake sale with Texas A&M Cupcakes, Little Guys Movers serving food & drinks, Raising Canes Chicken tenders, drinks, children's activities by Starlight Volunteers, face painting and carnival games! Texas A&M School of Pharmacy Health screenings, vendors, and more!

11:30
ANGEL BABY BUTTERFLY RELEASE

When you arrive
When you arrive at the event please visit our Angel's table and place the memory item you brought on the table (framed picture, piece of clothing, blanket, candle, card, hat, or special decorative item). On the table you will also find special ribbons for Mom and/or Dad to wear and a book to sign in.

 At 11:20

We will begin to gather together at 11:20 around the Angel's table.

Please stand together with your group.

After our chaplain's closing, we will bring out the butterflies. We will ask for 1 person (or 2 Mom/Dad) to come up to the table. We will give you a butterfly and at that time you will be invited to say your baby's name (or baby's name you are releasing the butterfly for) aloud if you would like to. After all parents (or other person releasing the butterfly) have received a butterfly we will pass around any extras to our larger groups.

A song will be sung at this time and music played

Angel's Cake Reception
After the release, we will all enjoy a special cake

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Event concludes at noon, please remember to take home your memory item and gift from Preemie Prints. 

2016 TEAMS

LARGEST TEAM AWARDS GIVEN FOR 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD PLACE
AND BEST TEAM COSTUME





We are hosting a Bryan College Station community wide NICU reunion for all preemies and NICU graduates in the Bryan College Station area and beyond! We will have fun activities for the kids, live music, and great food. This is a celebration in honor of all our NICU graduates. Every NICU grad is invited - it doesn't matter which NICU your family graduated from. We will have graduates from Texas Children's, Children's Memorial Herman, The Women's Hospital of Texas, Kingwood Medical Center, The College Station Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White, St. Joseph's Health Center, Dell Children's in Austin, and many more. This is a time for NICU  families, graduates, and angel families to come together in celebration of life and miracles.

FUN FOR THE KIDS:
 FACE PAINTING | GAMES
KIDS AWARDS

Celebrating incredible strength, unwavering faith, hope, and most of all the love we have for our little fighters!

2016

Our event will commence with a very special ceremony honoring our tiny angels. October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. We celebrate the lives of babies who were only with us here for a short time, by releasing butterflies. If you have one, please bring a framed picture of your angel, or a momento 
that is very close to your heart to go on our angel memorial table. 

The ceremony will begin with community chaplain. He will speak and lead us in a prayer honoring our angels. Following we will release beautiful painted lady  butterflies while soft guitar music is played in the background. The angel's cake reception will end our ceremony and event. 

If you plan to attend this portion of event in honor of your baby please RSVP by emailing amber@preemieprints.org or texting Amber at 979.635.0825. Include the number of people who will be attending in support with you. You are also encouraged to bring handmade candles, create special t-shirts, and invite your friends and family to attend with you.


FAMILIES + VOLUNTEERS + SUPPORTERS + SPONSORS + DONORS =



Thank You To The Following Volunteers, Individuals, Sponsors, & Donors 
For Supporting This Event & Our Mission:

Organization & Event Volunteer Team
Amber Collier - Organization President and Event Director 
Sherri Crum - Photography Director
Jennifer Wells - Race Director and Event Leadership
Starlight Aggies - Texas A&M - Event volunteer team 
APO (Alpha Phi Omega) - Event volunteer team


PLATINUM LEVEL



GOLD LEVEL




SILVER SPONSORS







Bronze Sponsors


NICU Supporters


Vendors & Supporters







ENJOY PICTURES FROM OUR LAST 3 YEARS!
Celebrating incredible strength, unwavering faith, hope, and most of all the love we have for our little fighters!

































































Teams from our 2013 Little Monsters 5K event!