Northland Kids 'Bouncing' for Newborns in Need

Updated: June 26, 2019 08:21 AM

Area kids will be bouncing to their hearts content at the second-ever "Bouncing for Babies" event. The Northland Newborn foundation, who is hosting, is hoping for an increased turnout this time around.

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"We are looking for families to come and bring awareness of our organization, which supports families," Vice chair for the foundation Kim Pearson said. "Namely, families that have premature infants in our community."

It runs tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Planet 3 Extreme Air Park in Duluth. Everyone who goes will be entered into a drawing for free passes to the park. 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit the foundation.

"Something that's different, perhaps from foundations in the past that were connected with prematurity," Pearson said, "is that all of the dollars stay right here in our community."

One initiative the foundation has is supporting Essentia's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This is done through stocking shelves in facility so families, who are staying there, have access to healthy foods. The nonprofit also helps families get to faith's lodge.

Click here to learn more about the foundation.

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