Year In Review 2022

What a year! Before completely shutting the door on 2022, we wanted to take a minute and shine a light on everything we accomplished in the year and give thanks to all that supported us along the way. It was a year of firsts as well as continued success in longtime efforts of our foundation that we are extremely proud of. As always, none of this would be possible without the help of your generous donations. We also want to give a special thanks to the organizations and groups that allowed us to be a part of some fantastic events.

Thank you to Players Sport & Social, Northwestern University, Liberty University, Lewis University, The Nest Postpartum, The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation, and the Preemie Store.

Please see an overview of some of the great accomplishments we had in 2022, and join us in welcoming in 2023!

The First Annual Bump Bash

The first-ever Rae Strong tournament with over 125 players and $4000 raised! We look forward to expanding in 2023.

Playing For Preemies Events

Our most Playing For Preemies events ever in a year with 5! Thank you to the Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Volleyball, & Men’s Basketball teams at Lewis University for participating. The Women’s Volleyball teams at Northwestern University and Liberty University also graciously hosted us this year. A special thank you to MOD Volleyball.

The Big Dig & Beach Slap

Players Sport & Social once again had us out to help support the biggest summer beach parties at North Avenue Beach, raising over $3500. We hope to see you out on the beach again next year!

Giving to the Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation & the Nest Postpartum

In support of these great foundations, Rae Strong hosted and donated to the Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation & the Nest Postpartum. Please click on each to learn more.

Supporting Micropreemie Families

In following our mission, we have directly supported two micropreemie families that had reached out to us via our Family Application.

Click here to submit a Family Application for you or those in need.

Christmas Donations to Local NICUs

In what has practically become tradition for us at this point, we’ve donated holiday donations to local Chicagoland NICUs. We thank the doctors, nurses, and staff that provide care to preemie families day in and day out all year long.

Thank you to Loyola Hospital NICU, Silver Cross Hospital NICU, Carle Foundation Hospital NICU, and Hele Devos Children’s Hospital NICU!

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