Saturday, June 27, 2015

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






Join us in 2015 to support NICU families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill and in supporting local Bryan College Station NICU and angel families. 


Little Monsters 5K / 3K For A Cause
RACE DATE: October 10th, 2015
TIME: 9 AM - 12 PM
PLACE: Central Park, College Station Tx



TEAMS, FAMILIES, GROUPS, BUSINESSES WELCOME! 
PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORT OF NICU FAMILIES 
SPONSOR OR GET INVOLVED? JEN@PREEMIEPRINTS.ORG


This page is a work in progress, watch for many updates to come in 
the next few weeks and right up until the day of the event!! 
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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. 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). In addition this event supports community 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. Preemie Prints has a mission to support preemie, NICU, and angel families through a variety of outreach programs. This annual event in Bryan College Station, Tx makes our continued NICU support outreach possible. 

Before & after the race we'll have live music, activities for the kids, drinks, food, fun, and more. Please come out and enjoy the afternoon with us. Our angel baby butterfly release will conclude our event with a cake reception after the release.



EVENT SCHEDULE 2015

8:00 - 8:30 am
Check in and packet pickup for out of town guests and day of registrants, team judging for costume contest (visit the judges table), and warm up with Texas Fit Chicks!
9:00 am
5K Race begins

9:30 am
3K walk begins
9:45 am
Costume Parade & 5K Award Ceremony
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Brazos Valley Community NICU Reunion
Live music from Tubie & The Touchtones, Brazos Valley Bounce House, petting zoo, bake sale, Little Guys Movers serving food & drinks, children's activities by Starlight Volunteers, face painting and balloons with Charity The Clown!
11:30 pm
Angel Baby Butterfly Release
Angel's Cake Reception
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Event concludes at noon!! 


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!

FUN FOR THE KIDS:
BOUNCE HOUSE | PETTING ZOO | CHARITY THE CLOWN | 
COSTUME PARADE


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

2015

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 by Chris Howard. The angel's cake reception will end our ceremony and event.

Cake reception will be held after the ceremony
Our special Angel Baby Butterfly cake is donated by: 

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.




FOR OUR NATIONAL SUPPORTERS! 

Preemie Prints has lots of supporters outside of Texas! In addition to our local NICU support programs in Bryan College Station, we have over 150 national photography volunteers and our sewing program has volunteers and donors across the US. We've gifted over 500 NICU and NICU graduate photo shoots, donate gift bundles as often as we can through our facebook page, and provide much online support. We wanted to give all families, supporters, and friends a way to get involved and support our mission. So from June until the 5K, we'll be running multiple Teespring Fundraisers to help us raise money, so that our mission can continue. Check back here to see the newest shirt design and click the link below to order. 





Variety of colors & styles available. Order HERE





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 & Ryan Wells - Race Directors and Event Leadership
Chris Howard - Emcee
Starlight Aggies - Texas A&M - Event volunteer team 
APO (Alpha Phi Omega) - Event volunteer team



GOLD LEVEL

MONOGRAMS & MORE





SILVER SPONSORS - NICU SUPPORTERS













Bronze Sponsors - NICU Friends





INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THIS EVENT, 
DONATING A PRIZE, OR BEING A VENDOR? 
We need you! We're currently planning our 2015 event!! 
Join us! Contact Jen@preemieprints.org


Shopping & Participating Vendors


ENJOY PICTURES FROM OUR LAST 2 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! 










Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Adam's Preemie Prints NICU Grad Photo Shoot

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos. 
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.


We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints 
will help families heal and remember how strong 
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM MOM
“Adam Lee was born 11/24/2014 at 8 pounds and 21 1/2 inches long.
After baby Adam was born he was immediately sent to the NICU room. The journey was hard at first because I wasn't able to see my sweet son for a while but his dad always kept me posted on his status. As I regained strength from the delivery I was able to go see him. Oh, when I finally saw that little face and was able to hold him near sure made me so HAPPY! After that day I was in the room every chance I got so I could feed and bond with him. The staff at Scott and White NICU is so kind and gentle. They cared for my baby Adam like he was their own child. They are so AWESOME! Thank you Scott and White NICU Staff for all you did for my baby boy!”




Photographed by Volunteer Photographer Ashley Diamond Siegert
Fig-Mint Photography






Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families, 
and organization please do not use for any purpose. 
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Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Bryan, TX.


We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.