The power of the preemie — AAMC marches for babies.

The power of the preemie — AAMC marches for babies.

March for Life, March for Hope, March for Babies.

Thousands of people came out to show their support and to advocate for premature babies during the March of Dimes March for Babies walk on May 5.

mod1AAMC’s NICU had a great staff turnout, including nurses and therapist, their families, and leadership. Our team ambassador, Zoe Toro, now 5 months old and daughter of Stephanie Toro, RN (AAMC NICU nurse and mom), was present and cute as ever. That’s Zoe on the right, read more about her here. We were delighted that several other AAMC NICU graduates, who were once preemies and are now getting oh, so big, were there with their parents, as well.

Five thousand walkers trekked four miles through Baltimore and raised more than $700,000 for premature babies. The AAMC NICU team alone raised nearly $7,000 in donations, which placed us #1 amongst hospital teams and in the top 10 overall! These funds go to important research and various programs that help premature babies begin healthy lives.

A special thank you to all of those who donated to this cause and supported the walk, including our Wellness and Health Promotion Department, who helped to make our AAMC team bright and visible in our fresh white Energize t-shirts!

This was our first time participating in the March of Dimes walk and we look forward to topping the turnout — as well as the donations — in the years to come.  -Brittany Mona, RN, MSN, NICU Staff Nurse

AAMC NICU team

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