Friday, May 27, 2016

2016 4th Annual Little Monsters 5K/3K For A Cause | Angel Baby Butterfly Release





Our 4th Annual Little Monsters 5K/3K For A Cause has come & gone!! What a day we had surrounded by miracles. We're already planning and looking forward to next October's big 5th YEAR Celebration!

 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.

Pictures coming soon!! 

Hey everyone!! The race results are posted here. We had great feedback about the route & hope you had a wonderful time. If you have any questions at all please let us know. You guys all did an amazing job and a special congratulations to Brianna Gallaher & Jose Aleman our overall TOP finishers!! 
If you were not able to attend the race but registered before the t-shirt cuttoff date, we have your shirt! Also if you left before the award ceremony, but see that you placed, please let us know and you can pick up your medal. Just email us and we'll arrange for pick-up. 


See You Next Year for our 5th year celebration!! 
Sincerely,
Preemie Prints 








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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

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

9:15
3K walk begins
9:45
AWARDS
Kids Medals, & 5K Award Ceremony, Costume Contest Awards
9:00 am - 11:30
Brazos Valley Community NICU Reunion

Bake sale with Texas A&M Cupcakes

Kids Activities Galore This YEAR!! Enjoy!!!
Cook N' Grow
Drama Kids International
Fungineering
R&R Paradise Farm




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.

 Around 11:15

We will begin to gather together at 11:20 around the Angel's table.
Please stand together with your group.

Music will be played by our guest violinist Kennedy Walla. Following, our chaplain, Jeff Borcherding, 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. 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 in honor of baby) have received a butterfly we will pass around any extras to our larger groups.

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

Angel's Cake Reception
After the release, we will all enjoy a special cake donated & made by Gina Walla & punch reception. We'd love to hear about your angel or just enjoy the time together celebrating their life. Thank you for joining us for this very special 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.

Angel Table Sponsored By: 



Ceremony & Reception sponsored by: 

Gina Walla of Master Sweets

Music by Kennedy Walla

Chaplain: Jeff Borcherding

Hope Mommies support organization will also be joining us!


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2016 TEAMS

1st Place - CHI St. Joseph Health - 52
2nd Place - Texas Runners Against Cancer - 46
3rd Place - Grow Jake Grow - 36

Sweet Baby Reese - 21
Baylor Scott and White - 29
Aggieland Outfitters - 5
American Marketing Association - 1
Angel Babies Among Us - 12
CCU Crazies - 3
Chase Bank B/CS - 10
Emma and Brandon Dynamic Duo - 2
Emma's Tough N Tiny - 5
Fit4Mom Bryan/College Station - 9
Gabriel Ponce - 13
Gavin's Monkey's - 11
Harper's Heroes/Amanda's Angles - 1
Isabelle's Incredible Monster Crew - 8
Kennedy's Krew - 9
Kuhl's Kids - 15
Preemie Milk Bank Supporters - 1
Racing Ravens Running Club - 16
Walking In Memory Of Aliyah - 3
Team Emma - 6
Team RJ - 7
Olive & Oak - 6

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 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.

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
Chris Howard - MC
Jennifer Wells - Event Leadership
Volunteer Team - Delta Epsilon Mu
Volunteer Team - Omega Phi Alpha-Delta
Volunteer Team - Starlight Aggies
Volunteer Team - Alpha Phi Omega

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BRONZE SPONSORS


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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!