Friday, May 27, 2016

2017 5th Anniversary Little Monsters 5K/3K | Angel Baby Butterfly Release




WHAT A FANTSASTIC DAY!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND FOR SPENDING THE MORNING WITH US. 



THANK YOU FOR celebrating 5 years with us!! Look for information in January about early bird registration and next year's event!

This event was held on October 21st at 9:00 AM for our totally awesome 80's theme 5K run & 3K walk! Dress up like your favorite 80's character or band! Bring your favorite mix tape & headphones, and run as fast as you can to support babies born prematurely or critically ill in the Brazos Valley & across the nation. Help us raise awareness and honor our preemies, NICU grads, and angels. 

 This event is held in support of NICU families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill, and in support of local Bryan College Station NICU and angel families. October is infant & pregnancy loss awareness month, part of our mission is to celebrate the lives of the sweet babies who are now angels.

RACE ROUTES:


>> PACKET PICKUP 11 am - 6 pm <<
 Packet Pickup at Little Guys Movers, College Station, Tx
WE will box your teams together! 
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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 in this event is what keeps us going. Thank you.

This annual event is a chip-timed 5K run and 3K walk. It's a costume fun run and walking event supporting NICU babies and families in the Brazos Valley and beyond. Children, strollers, and pets are all welcome! 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 this cause OR in honor of their baby. We encourage participants to bring signs/posters about their baby's journey for our volunteers to hold and cheer runners/walkers on during the race. These posters can be dropped off at the start of the race with our volunteers.

This event is for families, supporters, students, volunteers, and for anyone wanting to support the efforts of Preemie Prints. All are invited to run or walk for miracles

Event Schedule 2017

7:30-8:30 am
Check in and packet pickup for out of town guests and day of registrants only.
Go by the costume contest judges table to be eligible for an award!
Get ready for the race!
9:00
Timed 5K Race begins!
Live music from Tubie & The Touchtones

9:15
3K walk begins
9:45
AWARDS
largest team awards (top 3)
best costume contest award
10:00 am - 11:30
Brazos Valley Community NICU Reunion
Have fun with us & relax. Visit the vendors, listen to music, eat some mini donuts!
Bake sale with Texas A&M Cupcakes
Donut Darlin Food Truck



11:30
ANGEL BABY BUTTERFLY RELEASE

Angel families when you arrive at the event:
Look for the angel tables & balloons! When you arrive at the event please visit our Angel's table. We invite you to bring a memory item for to help decorate this very special table.  (framed picture, piece of clothing, baby blanket, candle, card, hat, or any special memory item). On the table you will also find special ribbons for Mom and/or Dad to wear and a book to sign in.

Please stand together with your group around the angel tables by 11:30

We are so honored to host Rev. David Murphy, chaplain of 
Baylor Scott & White, College Station, Tx as our presiding event chaplain.

Our chaplain will share some special words and prayers with us. We will then bring out the butterflies. We will ask for 1-2 Mom/Dad people to come up to the table to receiving their butterfly. You are invited to say your baby's name (or baby's name you are releasing the butterfly for), if you would like to. After all parents (or other person releasing the butterfly in honor of baby) have received a butterfly we will pass around extras to attending children, friends, and family members.

A song will be sung at the time of release and music played.
Take your time, enjoy your butterfly, pray, and think of your miracle in heaven!

Please RSVP so we can have an accurate count of families. amber@preemieprints.org. There is no cost to participate all we ask is for an RSVP.

Angel's Cake Reception
After the release, we will all enjoy a special cake! We'd love to hear about your angel and just enjoy this time together celebrating our angels' lives.
Thank you for joining us for this very special event.

Angel Table & Event Sponsored By: 


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2017 TEAMS


Age group categories for Awards:
Overall Male and Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd places in each age category

6 and under
7-9
10-12
 13-15
 16-19
20-29
 30-39
 40-49
 50-59
 60+

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

We host the annual 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.

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


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 - Organization and Photography Director
Starlight Aggies
Alpha Phi Omega 

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ENJOY PICTURES FROM OUR LAST 5 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! 








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  4. How do I create a Team? We have a group that want to be Team RJ. My grandson was a preemie and we want to do this with/for him

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    1. Hi Trudy! Just visit this link https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/6023023458? and you can follow the steps to create a team! If you have any specific questions please give email me directly at amber@preemieprints.org We're so happy to have you and your family join us.

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  5. Hi Trudy! Just visit this link https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/6023023458? and you can follow the steps to create a team! If you have any specific questions please give email me directly at amber@preemieprints.org We're so happy to have you and your family join us.

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