St. Petersburg, Fl – A day of family fun will help other families get through their toughest times. The Tot Trot is November 12th at Tampa’s Gadsden Park.
The Tot Trot is a non-competitive 3K walk and a morning of fun activities for kids that raises money for the group High Risk Hope (HRH). HRH supports pregnant women on hospital bed rest and parents whose babies are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Volunteers deliver care packages filled with items that make a long hospital stay more bearable. But volunteers like Kate DeSantis also deliver a gift of hope. DeSantis had a preemie baby and her daughter Rosie is now a thriving preschooler. “We engage a group of volunteers like myself who have been through this journey and come out the other side with a healthy baby,” DeSantis explains.
High Risk Hope serves St. Joseph’s Women’s, Tampa General, and Sarasota Memorial Hospitals.
Many of the families participating in the Tot Trot have been helped by HRH. “It’s really fun to see our VIP’s, our Very Important Preemies, at the Tot Trot,” says event organizer Bailey Nicholas. Each of the VIP’s gets a cape to wear. “They’re our super heroes,” says Nicholas. “They fought really hard at the beginning of their lives and it’s fun to see how healthy they all are.”
10News is a proud sponsor of the Tot Trot. Anchor Courtney Robinson will help host the event.