Evan Cooper

Why I walk

Hi everyone, Amy, Molly, Josh and I will be doing the Skate for Babies this year. We are holding our sixth annual "Ice Skate for Babies" a family night of skating and raffles. Please join us (along with any of your friends) on Saturday February 18, 2017 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Connecticut College's Dayton Arena 270 Mohegan Ave, New London CT $10 per adult/$5 per child Rental skates available $5 If you are a Pfizer colleague the company will match your contribution if it is $25 or more. Please email me and I can provide matching gift form. As you may or may not know, on June 2, 2008 our daughter Molly was born at 29 weeks. Her weight bottomed out at 2 lbs 4 ounces and after just over 2 months in Yale's Newborn Intensive Care Unit she was able to come home. Molly survived being on a ventilator, brain bleed, septal defect, jaundice, etc. (all "Normal" preemie diagnosis). We consider ourselves "lucky" as Molly avoided surgeries and blood transfusions, which several of our friends babies from the NICU had to endure. Today Molly is a normal thriving 8 ½ year old.

On February 18, 2017, from 6:30-9:30 pm, families and friends will gather at Connecticut College’s Dayton Arena for our Sixth Annual “Ice Skate for Babies” skating event to raise funds for Alicia’s Angels and the March of Dimes. Since the inception of the event in 2012 we have raised over $75,000 in donations at the event and from those who were unable to attend!

All funds raised will be donated to Alicia’s Angels and the March of Dimes.

Alicia’s Angels was founded by one of Molly’s NICU nurses in honor of her late daughter who didn’t get to come home. The organization is a 501c(3) not for profit and is placing rooms in NICUs which will create an environment more like a home and less like a hospital. To learn more visit http://www.aliciasangels.org/

The March of Dimes is 501c(3) not for profit organization and funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. To learn more visit http://www.marchofdimes.org

Your gift matters

Funds raised in March for Babies support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And they will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.

Fundraising goal: $1,000
Saturday, May 13, 2017
34 Donors | 234 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Daniel Mendicino
7 months ago
Keep up the great work Evan!
Meghan Wildstein
8 months ago
Thanks for all you do for march for babies
Heather Landry
8 months ago
So sorry we missed the Skate for Babies event!
joseph clark
8 months ago
For 2 skate event auction items (Joseph Clark)
Eric Bauman
8 months ago
Great that you continue to raise money for this important cause
Matthew Hargus
9 months ago
Way to go Cooper Family! 6 years! What an effort toward a great and compassionate cause. -MH
Timothy C McCullough
9 months ago
Happy to help a great cause.
Tracy White
9 months ago
Have fun. Wish I could be there to support in person.
Matthew Mallek
9 months ago
Evan - have a great event!
Paul McGill
9 months ago
Evan, see you on the ice! Paul
Kathleen Doherty
9 months ago
Best of Luck!
Gina Weaver
9 months ago
Evan, Amy, Molly, Josh - - Thank you for your continued dedication to this important event. From Gina (former Pfizer colleague of the wonderful Evan Cooper!)
Charlotte Allerton
9 months ago
Great cause
nancy travers
9 months ago
Keep up the good work Evan! I'm rooting for you. Nancy
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