Sponsored Content brought to you by: Hand to Hold

Hand to Hold is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents with personalized emotional support, educational resources and community before, during and after their baby’s NICU stay. Founded over a decade ago in Austin, Hand to Hold has grown to serve 100% of level III and level IV NICUs in Austin while also expanding its national footprint.

On Sept. 29, Hand to Hold will honor four outstanding members of the Austin community who boldly support NICU families and the mission of Hand to Hold at the NICU Champions of Central Texas cocktail reception. Hand to Hold’s NICU champions of central Texas is presented by St. David’s HealthCare.

Honorees include:

  • Rhonda Reed, NICU director, St. David’s HealthCare
  • Dr. John Loyd, chief, Division of Neonatology, Dell Children’s Medical Center
  • Dr. Armie Harper, retina specialist, Austin Retina Associates
  • Dave and Allie Alter, donors and co-founders of Hand to Hold

This event is open to the public, free to attend and will feature live music by Hotel Drifters. Your donations throughout the night will grant you opportunities to win exciting prizes from your favorite Austin boutiques, spas and other local businesses.

Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts from local Austin spots, including:

  • Estância Brazilian Steakhouse
  • FD’s Grillhouse
  • Austin Beerworks
  • Whitestone Brewery
  • CANTEEN Spirits
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Tiff’s Treats

And more!

The event begins at 6 p.m. and will conclude at 9 p.m. Throughout the evening, guests will have opportunities to directly impact the lives of local NICU families. The event will feature Melissa Casen as emcee and Lauren Brown as the event chair.

Learn more about Hand to Hold’s NICU Champions of Central Texas and reserve your ticket today to join us on the evening of Sept. 29.


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