'Wild' event to support Tiny Miracles
Published 12:14 pm, Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Tiny Miracles Foundation Inc. will host its second annual "Wild Family Event" at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. to support its programs and services helping premature babies and their families throughout Fairfield County.
Tickets include private access to the zoo and viewing of all the animal exhibits. Ticket holders can ride the carousel and purchase dinner at specialty food trucks that will be brought in for the event. Food trucks will include MeltMobile, Bodega Taco Truck, Chef Johnson, Snappy Dawgs, Mister Softee and PJ's Italian Ices. In addition, teen DJ Bucko will spin tunes from the stage for everyone to enjoy. Tickets are $10 for guests 2 and older and can be purchased in advance at www.ttmf.org or at the door.
Darien-based Tiny Miracles Foundation is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive support and assistance to families with premature infants in the Fairfield County area, and to helping local neonatal intensive care units provide the best possible care for premature patients and their families. The foundation strives to improve the lives and outcomes of preterm babies and their families.
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Founded in 2004 by two local mothers of premature twins, the foundation offers vital support to families facing the crisis of a premature birth. While the hospitals provided excellent medical care, the mothers found very little emotional or practical support geared toward helping families with premature babies. Through their network of other preemie mothers they had met during their NICU journeys, they created Tiny Miracles to ensure that no parent of a baby born too early needs to face the crisis of a premature birth alone.
Today, the Tiny Miracles Foundation assists more than 1,200 local families per year throughout Fairfield County through programs at four partner hospitals in Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport and Danbury and services to the community at large. The services are delivered by more than 100 volunteers and a small support staff.
All proceeds from the Wild Family event will benefit the foundation.
For more information, visit www.ttmf.org or call 203-202-9714.