Media Alert: Thanksgiving Celebration for Local Families in the Hospital

Media Alert: Thanksgiving Celebration for Local Families in the Hospital

The March of Dimes, Swedish Medical Center Foundation and Sorrento Hotel team up to deliver Thanksgiving meals to the NICU

WHAT: While most Seattle families spend this time of year preparing their annual Thanksgiving feast, for parents of premature babies still in the hospital, a holiday dinner is an afterthought. Tomorrow, November 26, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Sorrento Hotel will bring a delicious Thanksgiving meal to families spending the holiday with their babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Swedish/First Hill.

WHY: Families spending Thanksgiving in the hospital have babies born too soon or too ill to go home. A Thanksgiving meal gives them a moment to relax and enjoy the holiday during this stressful time. The event was made possible thanks to generous donations from former NICU Graduate Families and Sorrento Hotel in collaboration with the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program and the Swedish Foundation.

WHO:
• Dr. Terrence Sweeney, Neonatologist, Swedish.
• Mandi George, NICU Family Support Specialist, March of Dimes.
• Local families spending Thanksgiving in the NICU.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 26, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. One-on-one interviews with Mandi George, Dr. Sweeney and a local family are available during this time. Dinner will be served throughout the course of the evening.

WHERE: Seattle Orthopedic Institute, Conference Room A, 601 Broadway, Seattle, Washington

HOW: Contact Clay Holtzman at 206-386-2748or clay.holtzman@swedish.org to schedule an interview.  

WEB: www.swedishfoundation.org; www.marchofdimes.com/washington

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