NICUs' Rock Star Graduates Gear Up for Foellinger Theatre Gig
Annual reunion of Lutheran Health Network preemies set for Saturday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 4, 2011) – Children who got an earlier than expected start on life are set to party like (G-rated) rock stars this weekend. Graduates of the neonatal intensive care units at Dupont, Lutheran and St. Joseph hospitals, as well as their families, will gather next to Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd., on Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This annual celebration is for children and families who have been cared for at one of the three Lutheran Health Network NICUs in Fort Wayne. Attendees are invited to celebrate and reconnect with caregivers and the families of other graduates.
Reunion organizers have traditionally welcomed back approximately 1,000 guests. Activities this year include moonwalks, special animal visits provided by volunteers from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, kiddie games, tasty treats, free passes to the zoo and numerous photo-ops that capitalize on this year’s “Rock Out NICU Reunion” theme.
Representatives from the Fort Wayne Fire Department will also be there to help everyone cool off with the latest in a series of heat busting wet downs that have taken place this summer.
The reunions are always a much appreciated opportunity for nurses, physicians and families to reunite and see the progress of inspirational children who were at one time in need of the critical care available through the NICU.