Saint Francis Foundation

5th Annual Sprint for Saint Francis


Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay & Charity %K

This is the 5th Annual Sprint for Saint Francis.  The NICU Running Team participates in all facets of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and raises money to support the Saint Francis NICU. To date they have raised almost $90,000 and have helped the hospital gain access to life saving equipment that they otherwise would not have been able to afford. Some equipment they have purchased are a cooling system which is administered to newborns. This treatment can prevent or significantly reduce the severity of a neurologic injury. In the past, vulnerable newborns who required a cooling system had to be transferred to other hospitals, sometimes as far away as Boston.  The NICU has also been able to purchase Billimeters, which are non-invasive devices to test for jaundice rather than having to prick the baby's heel for a blood test.

The team is super excited for another year of training for the race and raising money for the little babies of the future. 

For the second year in a row All Gas will be sponsoring the team by donating a portion of their proceeds from each delivery throughout the year.  Their support will take this fundraiser to a whole new level! 

To make a donation, please click the register button below.