Friday, May 27, 2016

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

We are celebrating 5 years!! 
Join us on October 21st at 9:00 AM for our totally awesome 80's theme 5K run & 3K walk! Bring your favorite mix tape & headphones, and run as fast as you can to support babies born prematurely or critically ill. 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.


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 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 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!
5K Race begins!
Live music from Tubie & The Touchtones

3K walk begins
Kids Medals, & 5K Award Ceremony, Costume Contest Awards
10:00 am - 11:30
Brazos Valley Community NICU Reunion

Bake sale with Texas A&M Cupcakes
 Little Guys Movers serving breakfast & drinks!
Donut Darlin Food Truck


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.

Music will be played by our guest violinist Kennedy Walla. Following, 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. 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.

This year we will have beautiful Monarch Butterflies for you! Please RSVP so we can have an accurate count of families. 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 donated & made by Gina Walla & punch reception. We will also be giving parents a special gift. 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 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


2017 TEAMS

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


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!


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

Volunteer Team - Delta Epsilon Mu
Volunteer Team - Omega Phi Alpha-Delta
Volunteer Team - Starlight Aggies
Volunteer Team - Alpha Phi Omega


Silver Sponsors


Vendors & Supporters

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!