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A NICU stay is a marathon, not a sprint. So what better way to raise money to benefit NICU families than joining Team Hand to Hold for the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and Paramount 5k!

Hand to Hold is thrilled to once again be an Official Charity Partner with the Austin Gives Miles program for the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and Paramount 5K, to be held Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Join Team Hand to Hold!

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Our amazing 2016 Team Hand to Hold raised over $20k!

The Austin Gives Miles program connects Central Texas non-profit organizations to race participants willing to fundraise for a cause during their training. Runners and walkers can sign up to run on behalf of Hand to Hold and will be set up with a personal Crowdrise fundraising page.

In 2017 our amazing team raised over $20,000. Our goal for 2018 is $25,000, and we can’t do it without you! We need a few more runners and walkers from the community to add to Team Hand to Hold. Whether you’re running 26.2 miles for the marathon or walking 3 miles for the Paramount 5K, you can add even more meaning to your training and race day by supporting NICU families.

Donate to a good cause

Not planning to participate in the race but you still want to help? You can still donate to Team Hand to Hold on our team fundraising page. Your financial support will be immediately and thoughtfully put to work to help minimize the impact and improve outcomes for NICU and bereaved families. Every step and dollar makes an impact. And thanks to a generous grant from the Moody Foundation, all funds raised for Official Charity Partners will be matched!

Join Team Hand to Hold today! Just visit the Austin Marathon registration page to sign up, then on the second page, select Hand to Hold as your charity. Your crowdrise fundraising page will automatically be created for you.

If you have any questions about registration, fundraising, or Team Hand to Hold, contact Zoe Roush at zoe@handtohold.org.

Go Team Hand to Hold!

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Members of our amazing 2017 Team Hand to Hold run for NICU families and fragile babies!

Leigh Ann Torres About Leigh Ann Torres

Online Community Coordinator, Preemie Babies 101 Lead Blogger - Leigh Ann Torres is a freelance writer, blogger and mother of three living in Austin, TX. After a short and sudden bout with severe preeclampsia, Leigh Ann’s identical twin girls were delivered at 31 weeks, spending 38 mostly uneventful days in the NICU. Two years later the Torres family welcomed another baby, this time at term, with only a mild case of preeclampsia. Leigh Ann currently runs Hand to Hold’s official blog and social media channels. When she’s not doing laundry or fulfilling requests for snacks, she usually has her nose stuck in a book. You can keep in touch with Leigh Ann on Twitter or via email.

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