Avery’s Angels is a proud sponsor of Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month.

September is a month of awareness designed to honor NICU patients, their families, and the health professionals who care for them.

One of the greatest gifts you can give families of critically ill infants is hope; hope in the darkest of hours helps us endure.

Make a commitment to inspire hope this September for Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness (NICA) Month. NICA Month is designed to honor families experiencing a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit and the health professionals who care for them.

In 2014 Project Sweet Peas*, founding organization of this initiative, joined dozens of professional and parent organizations to raise awareness to the challenges faced in the NICU. We encouraged the voices of hundreds of NICU families as they shared their stories and heartened efforts to support NICU’s across the country.

Please consider joining our community of organizations and individuals passionate about making a difference in the lives of these families.

*Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month was established in 2014 by 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Project Sweet Peas. Project Sweet Peas is a national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families with infants in intensive care and to those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. Project Sweet Peas maintains close partnerships with hospitals nationwide to provide their patients, and families with services to aid them throughout their stay. We are committed to offering care packages, peer-to-peer support, informational literature, hospital events and other resources that empower families as they endure life in the NICU. For those that will face the loss of an infant, we provide treasured keepsakes, support forums, candlelight vigils and other services that foster both healing and remembrance.

In an effort to build a community committed to increasing awareness of the challenges faced in the NICU, and to expand resources to NICU’s nationwide, Project Sweet Peas sought to create a month dedicated to NICU awareness.