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Postponed – 2022 Swim for Melissa
July 30 @ 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM$25
This event has been postponed. Please visit website for more details.
Kids ages four to 14 can participate in a day of family fun from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hampton Cove Pool. Teams of eight swim as many laps as possible in five minutes, with prizes awarded to the top fundraising teams.
ABOUT SWIM FOR MELISSA
In November 2005, Amy and Chris George established the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation in memory of their infant daughter Melissa Suzanne. The Georges’ twin daughters, Melissa Suzanne and Ann Catherine, were born 14 weeks early, and Melissa passed away just a few hours after birth. Ann Catherine, now a healthy teen, spent the first 68 days of her life in the NICU at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children.
Proceeds from Swim for Melissa benefit the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation, and will literally breathe life into future NICU babies. Funds raised will provide high-tech respiratory equipment, including ventilators for the sickest babies and nasal cannulas for those who need just a little extra help breathing. Donations will also purchase items that offer comfort to families while they visit and bond with their babies, including specialized bedside recliners.