The NEC Society is incredibly honored to welcome KicKee Pants as an NEC Society sponsor. KicKee Pants is committed to creating the most buttery soft, whimsical clothing for babies, children and women. The company is well known for its philanthropic, generous nature, especially when it comes to the health of babies.
KicKee Pants has previously supported Baby Micah Smiles, an initiative to give back to inpatient families with babies in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit. Micah, son of the NEC Society’s founder, Jennifer Canvasser, wore KicKee Pants throughout his 10-month hospitalization. Jennifer explains, “Micah loved his KicKee Pants because they were so soft on his delicate skin. Micah’s providers loved his KicKee Pants because the snaps provided access to all of his lines, cords and wires, and of course I loved Micah’s KicKee Pants because they were so adorable.”
Micah passed away in 2012 from complications of necrotizing enterocolitis. Here is Micah, rocking his KicKee Pants.
Nick Cloke, Owner of KicKee Pants, describes his company’s enthusiastic support, “the NEC Society is doing such wonderful work on behalf of fragile babies and their families. We are thrilled to be part of the NEC Symposium. We are grateful to the NEC Society’s founding family for translating their tragic experience into such a positive and impactful cause.”
In addition to KicKee Pants’ generous NEC Symposium Sponsorship, the company is also donating its beautiful line of footies, coveralls, and baby blankets to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in hopes that their babies and families will enjoy KicKee Pants as much as Micah and his family did.
The national 2017 NEC Symposium is made possible by a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award. The NEC Symposium is presented by the NEC Society in partnership with the UC Davis Health System, Division of Neonatology.