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‘Tinis for Preemies, hosted by Graham’s Foundation
November 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$250
Mix and mingle over signature hand crafted ‘tinis and enjoy a strolling dinner of culinary delights all while supporting the cause of providing support, advocacy and research for preemies and their families.
Graham’s Foundation events are more than just fundraisers. Our ‘Tinis for Preemies evenings attract thought leaders and influencers in the area of premature birth, as well as philanthropists, executives and of course, parents. These guests join us in select cities to celebrate our collective dedication to improving the outcomes of babies born prematurely and their families and to honor the people making the biggest impact in the lives of preemies and their families.
Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg C. Gaines and their premature twins, Chilton and Simmons join Graham’s Foundation as the NYC Ambassador Family. Also joining the cause are the 2016 Miracle and Hope Award Recipients, Dr. Jatinder Bhatia and Maureen Doolan Boyle. Both Dr. Bhatia and Doolan Boyle have made significant contributions in the prematurity world and are being honored for these contributions.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6pm – 9pm ET
Ernst & Young LLP
5 Times Square NY, NY
Please RSVP and purchase your tickets by 10.21.2016
You may RSVP and purchase your tickets or sponsorship securely on the foundation website.
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888-466-2948 ext. 3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Media Advisory
Graham’s Foundation Announces Its
2016 Miracles & Hope Award Honorees
Graham’s Foundation, the global prematurity organization, will recognize the contributions of the honorees at its upcoming NYC ‘Tinis for Preemies event
Graham’s Foundation (http://GrahamsFoundation.org), the organization for parents going through the journey of prematurity, has announced its 2016 MIRACLES Award and HOPE Award honorees.
Sponsored by Mead Johnson and Shire respectively, these awards honor and raise awareness of the work of medical professionals, researchers, philanthropists, and others making a difference in the lives of families with preemies. This year’s MIRACLES Award Honoree is Dr. Jatinder Bhatia and the organization’s HOPE Award Honoree is Maureen Doolan Boyle. Their contributions will be shared and celebrated at the organization’s upcoming ‘Tinis for Preemies event on November 2, 2016.
“Our 2016 honorees were chosen for their commitment to improving outcomes for both preemies and their parents,” said Graham’s Foundation president Nick Hall, who founded the organization with his wife Jennifer after they experienced the birth of twins at just 25 weeks before facing the trials of the neonatal intensive care unit and the loss of one child. “For some nominees that has meant diving deeply into neonatal research, working to change the culture in our NICUs or tirelessly supporting and educating parents of preemies. Our honorees are those nominees whose great passion and dedication has set them apart.”
Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, MIRACLES Award Honoree
A 1975 graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College of the University of Poona, India, Dr. Bhatia completed his pediatric residency, including a year as chief resident, at the Augusta University in Augusta followed by a joint fellowship in neonatology and pediatric nutrition at the University of Iowa before joining the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he rose through the ranks to associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine and Community Health. In 1991, Dr. Bhatia returned to Augusta University as a professor of pediatrics. Three years later he was named chief of the Section of Neonatology and program director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship. He is also a professor in the Georgia Regents University College of Graduate Studies.
But Dr. Bhatia is more than an accomplished clinician who has earned countless awards. He is also a world renowned researcher, an active reviewer for numerous journals and author of more than 100 articles, abstracts and book chapters. On top of it all, he still finds time to display a level of engagement and compassion rivaled by few. He is a dedicated mentor to other physicians in the neonatal field and an incredibly caring and compassionate doctor who spends countless hours counseling and consoling parents of the babies in his care.
Maureen Doolan Boyle, HOPE Award Honoree
Maureen Doolan Boyle is a founding member of MOST (Mothers of Supertwins), one of the very first support networks for families of triplets or more. The organization was created by Doolan Boyle after the birth of her own triplets to support and educate the parents of triplets, quadruplets and more–before and after birth.
Boyle has served as editor for the MOST magazine, Supertwins, and is considered an expert in multiple births and RSV education. She also authored The NICU Notebook: A Parents’ Journal and wrote for TWINS magazine. Additionally, she helped write and introduce the Safe Motherhood Act to Congress in 1996 and was a consultant for the Learning Channel series SuperTwins. She was recognized as the 1999 March of Dimes Women of Distinction, has appeared on NBC’s Today show multiple times and was featured in a three-page article in People magazine.
Under her guidance MOST grew from a personal project into the nation’s largest nonprofit group offering assistance to mothers of triplets or more, with members in 30 countries and hundreds of volunteers. Thanks to Doolan Boyle’s dedication and energy the organization has reached thousands of parents of supertwins, who are more often than not born prematurely.
“In recognizing the important work of our honorees we aim to raise awareness of not only the impact of prematurity, but also the need to increase funding and research into improving outcomes for future preemies and families,” Hall added. “Supporting changemakers like this year’s honorees is crucial to the evolution of preemie care, in and out of the NICU.”
To learn more about the 2016 Tinis for Preemies gala or for sponsorship information, visit http://grahamsfoundation.org/events/tinis-preemies.
About Graham’s Foundation
Graham’s Foundation empowers parents of premature babies through support, advocacy and research to improve outcomes for their preemies and themselves. In addition to our NICU, transition home, and remembrance care package programs, we have more than 30 trained parent mentors available 24/7 via email, phone, and text and the market-leading app, MyPreemie. We connect organizations, medical professionals, and brands with thousands of preemie parent voices to impact positive change for preemies and their families. And we represent the needs of preemie parents at conferences around the world attended by neonatologists, neonatal nurses, industry, academics, and other professionals who work closely with preemies and their families. Visit http://GrahamsFoundation.org to learn more.