Tampa, FL – High Risk Hope is hosting their third annual Tot Trot, presented by Verizon, on November 14, 2015 at Gadsden Park located at 1601 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa, Florida. The Tot Trot is a family friendly 3K starting at 9:30 am. Participants can walk, run, trike, or stroll and stay for food and activities provided by PDQ, Caspers Company/McDonald’s, Tampa Fire Rescue, BayCare ambulance and transport team, Playgrounds of Tampa, Fit4Mom, The Mommy Spot Tampa, Bricks4Kidz, DJ Jake Dela Cruz and more. Cost: Adults (13 and up): $25; Children (5-12): $15; Children (0-4): Free. The Tot Trot is sponsored in part by Verizon, WTSP 10 News, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine and Cox Media Group Tampa.
November is prematurity awareness month across the globe, and the Tot Trot is scheduled in correlation with World Prematurity Day. Nearly 500,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year and 9,000 babies die as a result of their premature birth. With a 2013 premature birth rate of 13.6%, Florida is one of the worst states in the nation in terms of premature birth prevention.
100% of the net proceeds raised at the Tot Trot will help High Risk Hope expand its services to provide its Bed Rest Basket and NICU Napsack programs to additional regional hospitals. Each of which provide personal items to patients that are crucial to a long term hospital stay, and not supplied by hospitals, or any other nonprofit organizations. High Risk Hope will also kick off their annual fundraising campaign at the Tot Trot.
ABOUT HIGH RISK HOPE
High Risk Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed on February 16, 2011 to provide support, encouragement, information and resources to women and families who are experiencing a high risk pregnancy resulting in hospital bed rest, potential premature birth and neonatal intensive care after delivery. High Risk Hope is the only nonprofit organization of its kind and reaches over 1,300 families annually, helping to prolong pregnancies and improve outcomes for premature infants.