Thank you for joining us in Oz at Hand to Hold’s Third Annual Baby Shower celebrating the birth of new resources and support programs for NICU and bereaved families!
On Friday, November 4, guests enjoyed a whimsical afternoon at our beautiful Wizard of Oz-themed Baby Shower Luncheon, filled with games, prizes and friends at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Austin. Guest speaker Melanie Shankle graced us with her inspiring and humorous words on the true nature and meaning of friendship. The Mrs. performed a beautiful acoustic song, accompanied by a heartwarming slideshow of preemies past and present. Finally, to close the afternoon, Baby Shower Chair Fayruz Benyousef took the stage to encourage guests to give in support of Hand to Hold’s mission to provide resources and support for NICU families.
Our giving thermometer currently stands at $21,336 of our $25,000 goal! If you missed your opportunity to donate or if you would like to help us meet our goal, you can do so by visiting us on BidPal.
Thanks to you – our sponsors, table hosts, individual donors and planning committee – together we can ensure NICU families have a Hand to Hold during and after a NICU stay or loss.
More photos of the event, courtesy of Peary Photography:
A special thanks to our sponsors:
Red Slipper Sponsor
Lana Macrum-Craig and Ronda Gray
VIP Meet and Greet Sponsor
Fayruz Benyousef and Malek Ben-Musa Family
Dare to Dream Sponsors
Emerald City Raffle Sponsor
Lollipop Guild Diaper Pull Sponsor
Heather and Patrick Nichols
Blue Bird Sponsors
Austin Fertility Institute/Vivere-Austin Surgery Center
Austin’s First Steps
Austin Maternal Fetal Medicine
Austin Regional Clinic
Carolyn and Dave Bartelli
Cook-Walden Funeral Homes & Cemeteries
Donald D. Mateer Foundation
Doss Ladies Who Lunch
Meridian Wealth Advisors/Emily and Josh Galatzan
Kelli and Michael Kelley
Roger Beasley Mazda
Thank you again for ensuring a bright future for NICU families.