Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in U.S. and Canadian Parks & Malls for the 2nd Annual Miracle Milk™ Stroll to raise funds, awareness and human milk donations for fragile infants at risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis.
What is the Miracle Milk™ Stroll?
The Miracle Milk™ Stroll is a casual walk to show our solidarity for a national fundraising and awareness campaign for the lifesaving power of human milk. Whether it’s delivered at the breast, by pumping or by donor, human milk IS Miracle Milk™ Register now.
Human Milk Saves Lives.
Each year in the U.S., necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) claims the lives of approximately 500 infants, making it the tenth leading cause of overall infant mortality. Thousands more babies suffer lifelong complications resulting from NEC every year. Feeding these fragile babies human milk can reduce the risks of NEC by nearly 80%. The NEC Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends donor milk for fragile babies without mother’s own milk, yet 60% of NICUs do not use donor milk for their fragile infants. To learn more, read these FAST FACTS.
The 2014 Miracle Milk™ Stroll was a HUGE success, check out this short video and then join us on May 2nd to ensure the 2015 Miracle Milk™ Stroll is just as impactful!
There are many ways to contribute to the Miracle Milk Stroll, here’s how:
- Donate funds to the Miracle Milk campaign – a portion of the proceeds will come right back to the NEC Society where we will help ensure more fragile infants receive lifesaving human milk.
- If you can, donate breast milk to your local nonprofit milk bank.
We are grateful to the 2015 Miracle Milk sponsor: Limerick
Limerick promotes healthy families by providing research-based breastfeeding information and products to families. They have a vision of providing all of Corporate America with their Workplace Lactation Program. The Limerick Workplace Lactation Program was created to help working mothers reach their breastfeeding goals. Based on their work with thousands of mothers, founders Patricia and Joan developed the PJ’s Comfort electric breast pump incorporating ideas gathered from working mothers.