Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halo Happenings (October Edition)

Welcome to another edition of Halo Happenings.  As I said before, so much is happening and so here is a quick run down of what we have been up to at Ella's Halo.

We just got finished with our second annual Strides for NICUs event.  It was a chilly beautiful fall morning on October 1st in Perham, Minnesota.  We had a great turn out of racers and family walkers.  Check out our facebook page to see all of the pictures from Strides.  We raised over $2500 on Saturday to continue to help families in the NICU and to help continue to raise awareness about our organization and our mission.  It was a fun morning seeing friends, families and others from the community out to support our cause. 

Again, another thank you to all of our awesome Strides for NICUs event sponsors.  It is because of you that our event was so successful.
Carr's Tree Service,
Judd and Soleil Palubicki,
Natural Nutrients,
RedKing Foods LLC,

Did you know that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month?  The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness movement began in the United States on October 25, 1988 when former American President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October 1988 as "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month".  On October 15, at 7:00 pm in all time zones, we will light candles in memory all of the precious babies who have been lost during pregnancy or in infancy. 

October is a month to remember all of our sweet little ones who left us too soon. Check out these websites to learn more about this special month and to learn about ways they are helping to spread awareness about prenancy and infant loss.

Also this month we are super excited about being part of the Twin Cities Birth and Baby Expo!  Ella's Halo will have a booth at this event to help spread awareness about our organization and helping families in the NICU.  We are so excited to be part of this wonderful expo for mothers, babies and families.  Come check us out on October 15th at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis.  It should  be a fun day!


Also starting this month through November 30th, Ella's Halo will be kicking off our Babies and Books book drive.  Over the next couple of months we will be collecting new and/or gently used books for the family lounge in the University of Minnesota Ampatz Children's Hospital NICU.  We are so excited to be partnering with the Minnesota Paralegals Association.  They are kicking off our babies and books this month as one of their pro bono and community service projects.  We will be posting more information on our blog and facebook regarding our upcoming book drive so check back soon as we get ready to launch this fun project. 

So as you can see October is off to a busy start!  We are excited about being part of the expo next weekend and also getting ready for our book drive during the holiday season.  Before we know it, October will be gone and it will be November.


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