The Hospital of Saint Raphael is planning its first "Miracle Walk" event in Hamden on Sept. 17 to fund renovations of the hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Sponsored by People's United Bank, the Hospital of Saint Raphael Miracle Walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park in Hamden. The event will feature a 5K walk, live entertainment and fun family activities.
Saint Raphael's NICU cares for approximately one in four infants born at the hospital each year. Plans are underway for $2 million in renovations and technology upgrades to provide a more private, quiet environment for newborns and parents. The renovation of the NICU follows the recent $2.2 million renovations of the new Dr. Romeo A. and Lena B. Vidone Birth Center at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, which were unveiled in January of this year.
Individuals are encouraged to organize a team of walkers or join an existing one to generate donations to benefit the NICU. For more information and to register for the Miracle Walk 5K, call the Saint Raphael Foundation at (203) 789-3242 or visit www.srhs.org/foundation.
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