Upcoming Events

The school year is here, and that means we have a busy fall full of Playing For Preemies events! Come out and join us in celebrating preemie babies and their families at the following NCAA volleyball games:

Sept 23 @ Liberty University (in Virginia) vs Queens

Oct 8th @ Lewis University vs William Jewell

Nov 4th @ Northwestern University vs Ohio State (sponsored by MOD Volleyball Club)

Bump Bash Recap

What a great day of "bumping"! Thanks for all the support and help in getting our first Rae Strong Bump Bash off the ground. We raised over $4,000 for Preemie Families in our first ever tournament!

A special thanks to Dry Hop Brewers, Tim Karstens, Ilona Ah-yo Karstens, Brandi Brown, Zach Brown, Sabrina Roa, Joe Glatz, Gerard Weik, Ian Zalewski, Lewis Men's Volleyball, and Four Lakes Volleyball for all your help in making the tournament happen!

Thank You, From Rae Strong

Our foundation would like to extend sincere gratitude for the gifts and support given to us by Dad, Rae's grandfather. His support for the family as well as this foundation has been truly unmatched, and we are so gracious for him.

Thank you.

Preemie Stories

Read the incredible stories of Preemie Families


Learn about the story of Rae, the namesake of this great foundation, told from parents Lorelee & Dan CLICK HERE


Come read “Our Clare-rity”, the loving story of Clare’s beginning, told by her parents Kimberly & Dan. CLICK HERE


Ray got home from volleyball and their family had to get to the hospital right away. Read about Emersyn by CLICKING HERE


Read the truly miraculous story of Thomas, The Miracle Man, as told by his parents Deborah & Dan. CLICK HERE


New job opportunities and moving homes wasn’t the only big life event on the way – learn about Mason, “Our Lionheart” by CLICKING HERE


In our most recent Preemie Story, Gracie showed us from day one just how strong she is. Read about Gracie by CLICKING HERE

Support For Preemie Families

We know that having a preemie can be stressful, difficult, and full of uncertainties. We are always on the look out for new parents of premature children to assist. Whether it be connecting you to the right NICU, providing educational resources to make you feel more confident, or even helping with a bill - we're here to help.

CLICK HERE to apply for assistance through our Preemie Family Application

Need An Introduction?

Co-founder Dan Friend recently spoke with Joesph Smalzer of the Greater Than Zero Podcast about the creation of this foundation and what our mission is.