Welcome to the Miles for Mila 5k Walk/Run registration and donation page! Our first annual 5k walk/run held last year on June 19, 2016, Mila's first birthday, was a tremendous success that went beyond our wildest dreams. We had over 190 runners and raised over $6,500 for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, the non-profit organization that provides photographs and care packages to families who go through the excruciating pain of losing a child.
As great as it was to accomplish what we did last year due to the generosity of family, friends, and strangers who became friends, we want to accomplish more.
This year, all race proceeds will go towards the purchase of one or more Cuddle Cots to be donated to a local area hospital. The Cuddle Cot system cools the baby within a crib or bassinet, allowing the baby to remain with the parents in their hospital room, providing all of the essential and precious time that parents need to bond with their baby. It was emotionally crushing and heart wrenching for us, each time the nurses had to take Mila back to the hospital morgue or when we had to call the nurse to bring her back so we can see her. We feel that no parent should go through that experience multiple times a day as they grieve the loss of their baby. For more information on the Cuddle Cot system, click the links below.
Please consider coming out on June 18, 2017 for the 2nd Annual Miles for Mila 5K Walk/Run to celebrate our sweet Mila and to support this year's Miles for Mila mission, which is to raise enough money to purchase Cuddle Cots for a local area hospital.
Registration is open through the morning of the 5K Walk/Run, but in order to receive a tee shirt, you must register by June 2, 2017. Children 15 and under are free.
If you choose not to participate in the walk/run, but would still like to make a monetary donation, we would be extremely grateful of your generosity.
We look forward to seeing you on June 18th!