News Release

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Contact: Ridgely Ingersoll, CHKD, (757) 668-9087

CHKD TO HOLD REUNION FOR FORMER NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT PATIENTS

Saturday, September 18, at CHKD

WHAT:CHKD's annual NICU Reunion will be held September 18 in the hospital's tribute garden. The reunion will feature a clown, games, safety and health information and refreshments.
WHO:More than 100 former patients of CHKD's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are expected to attend. These are children who faced severe health challenges in their first days of life, often related to extreme prematurity.
WHY:The reunion gives former patients, their families and the CHKD staff who cared for them a chance to see each other again and celebrate their shared successes.
WHEN:Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.
WHERE:The tribute garden at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. This area is located outside the hospital along Children's Lane.
HOW:The event is open only to invited guests, but the media is welcome to cover the event. To arrange coverage in advance, please call Ridgely Ingersoll at (757) 668-9087 or pager (757) 475-8839.