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10th Annual Big Steps for Little Feet Walk Helps to Raise Funds for the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Regional Newborn Center

10/14/2016
Big Steps 2016 Group Shot
Graduates of the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Regional Newborn Center at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital and their families with retired NJ Devils’ defenseman Colin White.

Long Branch, N.J. – More than 300 walkers, including graduates of the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Regional Newborn Center (RNC), recently joined together on the Long Branch promenade for the 10th annual Big Steps for Little Feet Walk to benefit RNC at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.

Underwritten by Pediatrix Medical Group, the event raised more than $85,000 to support the RNC, which specializes in care for high-risk premature and critically ill newborns. In addition to family-friendly entertainment, activities for children and light refreshments, retired NJ Devils’ defenseman Colin White lent his support, signing autographs and posing for pictures.

As the first level III NICU in New Jersey and one of the nation’s best in terms of survival rates, the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Regional Newborn Center at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medial Center provides specialized care for more than 500 babies annually – including those weighing less than a pound and born at just 24 weeks gestation. Staff members include board-certified neonatologists, specially trained nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses, therapists, social workers, technologists and a broad-range of subspecialists including pediatric surgeons and radiologists.

For more information about the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Regional Newborn Center at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, call 732.923.7250 www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.

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