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Baby Shower Benefiting Hand to Hold
October 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm$175
Baby Shower – Building Community, Compassion and Hope for NICU Families
A beloved tradition for growing families, baby showers are celebrations to welcome new life. Yet when one out of eight Austin babies arrive too soon, families’ dreams are replaced with painful realities: hospital life, anxiety, fear of loss, and the stress of life-or-death medical decisions, and more.
Hand to Hold’s fourth annual Baby Shower – Building Community Compassion and Hope for NICU Families honors all families who have experienced life with a baby in neonatal intensive care and raises funds for Hand to Hold to expand its support and programs for these families in Central Texas in communities across the United States. Hand to Hold focuses support resources and programs around four central strengths: Peer Support, Psychological & Emotional Support, Whole Family Care and NICU & Beyond programs.
When a baby requires intensive care and an extended hospital stay because of premature birth or other complications, Hand to Hold provides critical support, education and resou
rces to help parents cope, and find the hope, courage and wisdom to care for their medically fragile child.
Activities include unique Baby Shower games with prizes such as jewelry, spa treatments and fine dining gift certificates, in the Grand Ballroom of the JW Marriott in Downtown Austin. Inspiring guests with a message about creating community and loving your neighbor such as Kristin Schell will speak and special guest Randy Rogers will also perform live at the event.