The 14th annual Small Wonders Miracle Walk benefiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois will be going VIRTUAL this year on Saturday, September 19!

Traditionally this walk has been held at East Side Centre as we gather together for celebration, remembrance and a family fun walk around the track. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Small Wonders Miracle Walk will instead host a virtual walk on Saturday, September, 19. 

The virtual walk is a fun, safe and interactive way to still support our local NICU at OSF Children's Hospital while taking time to remember those we've lost, celebrate those who have graduated and thank those who support and work for our NICU.

Whether you choose to walk around your house, on a treadmill, in your driveway or in your neighborhood, we encourage you to register for this year’s Small Wonders Miracle Walk. Then on walk day, we’ll cheer each other on through social media as we do our own virtual steps.

To join in the fun, take a picture of yourself and your family walking then post it to the Small Wonders Miracle Walk Facebook event page. Tag it with #SWMWHopeGrows2020 and share the names of those who you walk for or the reason why you walk - make it fun! We can't wait to see all your smiling faces!

Proceeds from the walk will still benefit our local NICU helping to ensure families get the care they need, when they need it most. 

Important Dates:

  • Monday, July 17 - Registration Opens!
  • Tuesday, September 1 - Registration deadline for guaranteed t-shirt sizes
  • Wednesday, September 16 - Online Registration Closes at 5pm
  • Saturday, September 19 - Small Wonders Miracle Walk kick-off starts at 9am! Join us virtually for the festivities as you walk from home. 

 

Event Timeline:

9:00 a.m. - Virtual event officially starts! 

9:10 a.m. - Moment of remembrance

More program details coming soon!