As we wrap up the 2016 Miracle Milk® Stroll weekend, we want to say THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who made this happen. Without our local coordinators, there would be no Stroll – thank you. Without our generous donors and participants, we wouldn’t be able to spread the word of how important human milk is to preterm babies – thank you. Without our sponsors and partners, we couldn’t offer the stroll in over 100 locations across North America – thank you.
The Miracle Milk® Stroll brings together people from all walks of life, all sections of the continent, and unites them under the singular goal of getting more human milk to more preterm babies. This cause is so important to us, but even more so to the families with preterm babies. Jennifer Canvasser, founder of NEC Society and a founding partner of the Stroll, has a thank you message for all involved with the 2016 Stroll.
A special thank you
Dearest coordinators, volunteers and rock star Miracle Milk Strollers,
That baby you see in the cover photo of the event pages is my son, Micah. As many of you know, he died from complications of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in December of 2012 when he was just 11 months old, after being born at 27wks gestation, weighing just 2.5 pounds.
If Micah would have *only* received human milk, I believe he would still be here today. But he didn’t. And he died. And I will ache for that baby until the day I die.
But today, I am moved beyond words. I am touched so deeply and feel a tremendous sense of peace – because of YOU.
YOU have brought thousands of people together to help protect other babies like Micah from this terrible disease by helping to ensure they receive #miraclemilk.
You all are amazing and are truly helping to save the lives of our most fragile babies. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am honored and privileged to be part of this movement with each of you.
P.S. I donated 700 oz of #miraclemilk today to the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas!!!
Even though the Stroll weekend is over, we’re still working hard!
The following strolls had to be rescheduled:
There is still time to register for these strolls! We are also still accepting donations at miraclemilk.org. A donation of at least $10 gets you entered into the giveaway for some amazing prizes, sponsored by our generous sponsors. The giveaway will be open until May 31!