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$1 MILLION MILESTONE FOR
HAILEY’S HOPE FOUNDATION
Goshen, NY—September 13, 2014 – Hailey’s Hope Foundation (HHF) was proud to celebrate its $1 million-dollar milestone with supporters at its 6th Annual BBQ Bash on Saturday, September 6th at Palacio Catering in Goshen. It was a fun-filled, memorable evening. Guest speaker, Jennifer Degl, an HHF NICU mom, moved the crowd with her heartfelt story of her daughter’s micro-preemie birth and NICU journey. Our sponsors, including Gold Sponsor–Orange Regional Medical Center; Guest Gift Sponsor–The Pucci Family and Pucci Financial of Raymond James; and Dessert Sponsor–DeBellis, Van Cott & Associates, along with our auction and raffle donors, advertisers and guests helped to make the event a huge success. (To view the BBQ Bash Online Reception Journal, please click here).
Since December 2007, Hailey’s Hope Foundation has worked hard to support families with premature and critically ill babies hospitalized in New York area NICUs (Neonatal ICUs). Through the generosity of individual and corporate donors, HHF has raised over $1 million dollars. These funds have been used to provide financial support and care packages to over 3,500 NICU families, state-of the art equipment for NICUs, and establish its first in-hospital NICU resource room. Currently its programs are implemented in NICUs at Orange Regional Medical Center (Middletown), Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (Valhalla), Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (Manhattan) and the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center (Albany). “It’s amazing what Hailey’s Hope Foundation is doing for NICU families,” says Theresa Conte, Nursing Service Administrator Women and Children at Orange Regional Medical Center. “They know what these families need and go to great lengths to help.”
“It’s unfortunate that many families and babies have to experience the NICU,” says Jeffrey Randazzo, President of Hailey’s Hope Foundation. “It’s not part of the family plan. But with the right support, we can help families get through it and their babies get better. Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who make that possible. We couldn’t do it without you.”
About Hailey’s Hope Foundation
Hailey’s Hope Foundation was established in 2007 to support the needs of families with premature and critically ill babies hospitalized in New York-area Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and to help improve the quality of NICU care. In addition to providing NICU families with financial assistance for non-medical expenses, emotional support and educational information, Hailey’s Hope Foundation works closely with NICU staff to understand families’ needs and raises funds for NICU equipment and neonatal research. Its programs and initiatives strive to help families cope with a difficult NICU journey, empower them to help their babies get better, and to give NICU babies a greater fighting chance. Hailey’s Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Goshen, New York. To learn more, visit www.haileyshopefoundation.org.
Director, Hailey’s Hope Foundation
Phone: (914) 584-8833
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