Our runners participate in the Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k events to raise funds for the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center NICU.
Since inception in 2014 we have raised over $75,000. SFSF funds have been used to purchase:
Cooling System: administered to newborns, treatment with a cooling system can prevent or significantly reduce the severity of a neurologic injury. In the past, vulnerable newborns who required a cooling system had to be transferred to other hospitals, sometimes as far away as Boston.
Bilimeters: a non-invasive device to test for jaundice rather than having to prick the baby's heel for a blood test.