Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Duke ICN 3rd Annual BBQ for Babies

As all of you remember, Claire was a resident of Duke's ICN for 99 days after she was born.  This place was "home" for her and us for 3 1/2 months.  The neonatologists and NICU nurses cared for Claire like we would and saved her life.  We learned to trust them with our precious child when we had to leave at night.  They made us feel comfortable when we sat there hour after hour each and every day.  These people work miracles for lots and lots of babies.  That's why we want to help them raise money to benefit families of babies who are in Duke ICN.

This money goes towards pizza nights that are held each Thursday for parents and families of ICN babies.  This is where I met Eliza's parents and Elizabeth's parents.  It's so nice because you don't have to go far (just in the lobby) from your child, you get free food and don't have to eat expensive cafeteria food, and you get to meet and socialize with other people going through some of the same things you are.  The money goes also towards the little gifts the babies get on holidays.  Claire got her 1st Halloween goodies, a Christmas stocking full of toys for her, and arts and crafts the nurses did with the babies for New Years Eve.  This money goes towards making life in the ICN just a little easier for families.  And that means a lot.  These are just a few examples of what the money raised will go to. 

So what is this event you ask?  Well it is a BBQ dinner held at Teer Family Farm in Chapel Hill on October 1st from 4-7 pm.  There will be great food, amazing raffle prizes, music, and exciting children's activities like face painting and bouncy houses.  BBQ plate tickets are $10 each if you want to go out and eat.  Or even if you cannot go and eat your plate, consider buying and donating a ticket or 2 for some of the current ICN families so they can get out of the NICU for a few hours and go enjoy some good food.  This will give them the opportunity to see how well all of these ICN graduates are doing and it will give them hope!  If you can't make it to the dinner, you can support Duke ICN by purchasing raffle tickets.   Here's how the raffle tickets work:

Click the link below to see our awesome prize baskets, including jewelry, Disney World passes, weekend getaways, sporting event tickets/merchandise (Duke, UNC, ECU, & NC State), autographed Nicholas Sparks books + movies, and MUCH MORE!  

Tickets are $1/each | $10 for 12 | $20 for 25

You do NOT have to be present to win.

Here's how it works
  • Look at the list here:
  • Contact me and tell me which basket(s) you want to enter and how many tickets you want for each basket
  • I only need your NAME + PHONE NUMBER (I will print the information on each ticket for you if you are not local)
  • Send me the money (checks made out to: DUKE ICN/FAB)
  • I'll put your tickets in the basket(s) you designate
It's that easy!  Please help us spread the word.  Anyone can contact me personally or the Family Advisory Board directly at

Link to the Duke website if you question the legitimacy of the fundraiser:

*copied the above info from Super Dude's mom*
So if you think you are interested in any BBQ tickets (I have those) or raffle tickets, please let me know!!!  Looks like some awesome prizes!!! 
The Scott Family

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