Thursday, September 28, 2017

Contest: Nonprofit Accepting Nominations for Owl Give Award Honoring Extraordinary NICU Nurses

You never forget a nurse that touched your life especially your baby. The Jackson Chance Foundation is searching for family stories and nominations on a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse that has touched their lives for the second annual Owl Give Award.

The Owl Give Award will be presented each year at Jackson Chance Foundation’s annual Ping Pong Ball. This year, the Fifth Annual Playing it Forward Ping Pong Balla fun and interactive ping pong party benefiting families with critically ill babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, will be held onThursday, November 9th starting at 5:30 p.m. Hosted at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, the event will take place in the hotel’s spacious Fender Ballroom and Gibson Room with culinary treats and cocktails provided by Hard Rock Hotel Chicago and Mr. Brown's Lounge. Professional talent from Killerspin Table Tennis will demonstrate tips and tricks. Along with the ping pong tournament, the event will also feature raffles and silent auction packages. All proceeds benefit Jackson Chance Foundation's NICU Transportation Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital program (opened on September 21st.)

All nominees will receive a Certificate of Nomination in recognition of their achievement and a copy of the nomination statement, which shares the meaningful difference their work made for families. The Owl Give Award recipient will be presented with a certificate and trophy at the Ping Pong Ball on Thursday, November 9th. The Grand Prize is an all-expense paid vacation. In addition, the grand prize winner will receive 4 VIP tickets to the Ping Pong Ball for life! Last year, Beckie Tweedle of Northwestern Prentice Hospital in Chicago won the first-ever Owl Give Award nominated by Juliana Morgan for the care of her daughter Isabella Rose.

To Nominate
The 2017 nomination period runs until October 6th at midnight.NICU families are invited to fill out a short nomination form at the URL below and include their story (500-word limit) about how the NICU nurse impacted their life. Copies of family photos, videos or other supporting materials that highlight the nominee’s contribution are highly encouraged. All nominations are considered for two years. The JCF founders and board will select the winner. Award recipient must be able to attend the Ping Pong Ball to receive the award on November 9th. Nominations are accepted at WLGIVEAWARDNOMINATIONS.

About Jackson Chance Foundation (JCF)

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