Welcome to the Official Website of the 2024 International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day (May 15)

Who is in - globally in 2018

If your organization is participating in Kangaroo Care Day and is not included here, please make sure to sign up and give permission to post at https://goo.gl/pJK53D 

Or to be included here with your own blog post page about your day please send us: 
the title, the text, and photos/videos/gifs, etc. to info@kangaroo.care 
Organizations will be listed in this page, and parents here:

Organization  What is happening City
State/
Province 
Country
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital We haven't finalized our plans yet.  We are open to ideas! Houston TX US
PreemieWorld, LLC Springfield VA US
Care National Hospital I am representing our NICU unit at Care National Hospital

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh US
North Bristol NHS Trust NICU Bristol UK 90 Northover Road, Bristo, Bristol GB
Hand to Hold Hand to Hold is encouraging our hospitals to take part in a Kangaroo-a-thon, where hospitals can rack up hours of kangaroo care from May 1-15. We're also spreading awareness of kangaroo care and Kangaroo Care Awareness Day through articles and blogs and social media. Austin TX US
Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust Wigan UK
Barnet Hospital We are taking part in a two week kangarooathon. We are celebrating in the following ways:

Biscuits/cakes

Handouts/display table

Simulation training

Raffle for parents and staff
London GB

Nalgonda Special Newborn Care Unit SNCU

We, sncu Nalgonda, practicing Kangaroo mother Care since 2013, since then we started discharging ELBW& Extremely preterm babies.  My unit is located in backward district, Nalgonda in the state of Telangana, India.

We could discharge baby of 650gm, 26wks, from our unit.

KMC is the only way forward to save preterm & VLBW babies.
Nalgonda
Telangana
IN
Focus on Renewal Our Early Head Start home visiting program is featuring a KC page in our May newsletter and will be partnering with our library to sponsor an information session for the public, especially for pregnant and newborn families. McKees Rocks PA US
Las Palmas Medical Center We plan on having a kangaroo-a-thon in our NICU and giving mothers a framed photo of them holding their baby. El Paso TX US
Mercy Hospital Joplin Mercy Hospital Joplin will be participating!  We will all be wearing kagaroo care logo buttons, decorated kangaroo care cupcakes, haning signs on patient's doors, filling out parent experience forms,posting facts about the benefits of kangaroo care aroung the NICU, and sharing our day on social media. Joplin MO US
King Fahad Medical City NICU

King Fahad Medical City

Riyadh,Saudi Arabia is continuously advocating

 Kangaroo Care  by education of staff and parents

in the unit.
Riyadh SA
Mercy Children's Hospital Mercy Children's Hospital Toledo OH US
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital We are hosting a Kangaroo Care Awareness Day celebration where we will be encouraging kangaroo care within our neonatal units. Palo Alto CA US
Miami Valley Hospital Miami Valley Hospital

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Dayton, Ohio 45409
Dayton OH US
utmck Knoxville TN US
Parents as Advocates Listeners & Support Group We are a non-profit organization volunteer group. Parents of preemie babies that all have spent time in the NICU at Sparrow Hospital, wanting to give back to the community. We already did our KANGAROO-A-THON, which the moms did kangarooing for minutes at a time along with the nurses they were entered into a drawing. Which we were able to give prizes away everyday!!! Had 1 grand prize=most minutes or touch time.  Please send me more info for next year!!! Lansing MI US
Banner University Medical Center I am an RN in a NICU at Banner UMC. I am also a developmental care specialist who encourages and promotes kangaroo care with in our unit. We hold kangaroo-a-thons quarterly to promote it with our unit. Tucson AZ US
Sunderland Royal Hospital 15th May Sunderland GB
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite NICU at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta



We are going to have an I Hop breakfast theme

Staff members will wear Kangaroo Care shirts

Making Kangaroo Chocolates for staff and caregivers

Cupcakes for staff

Kangaroo Care a Thon from May 1-15th

Staff member who wins will get a gift card

Caregiver who does the most Kangaroo will get a boppy and patient will get a onesie that says I love Kangaroo Care

Stickers will be given out on May 15th to staff saying I love Kangaroo Care
Atlanta GA US
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies Each year the Alexander Center for Neonatology celebrates Kangaroo Care Day by having a week long Kangaroo-a-thon. We encourage parents to hold their infants skin to skin and fill out a slip of paper each time they do that is signed by their baby's nurse and RT. The slips are then collected for a drawing for prizes. We have had great fun and success with this. Orlando FL US
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center We begin May 1st with the Kangaroo Challenge which will run until May 15th. We will have a prize awarded to a randomly chosen parent. Our Certified Kangaroo Care Consultant will wear a kangaroo costume on May 15th to bring awareness throughout the Maternal/ Child division. Pictures, certificates, and a stuffed kangaroo will be given to the NICU parents who participate. Reno NV US
Yuma Regional Medical Center Yuma Regional Medical Center NICU is holding a Kangaroo-a-thon for two weeks to celebrate mother's day and International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day. There will be a winning family and nurse drawn at the end. Yuma AZ US
Society for Applied Studies I am working for Kangaroo Mother Care unit in India and I completed 1 year in this job. My experience is very good at this job. KMC is very effective for Low birth weight babies. It really help them to grow. Everything which I felt is It is really effective to save low birth weight babies and premature babies. New Delhi IN
Nationwide Childrens Hospital On the kangaroo /breast feeding committee in our nicu. NCH is entering family names during the month of May every time they do kangaroo care. At the end of the month a name is picked and a family will win a gift basket. we are planning some creative ideas for parents scrap booking page cols OH US
Banner University Medical Center At Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ, we will be celebrating National Kangaroo Day by having a Kangaroo-a-thon in our NICU. Extra focus and education on Kangaroo Care will be provided May 10 -18. Parents enter into a prize drawing every time they Kangaroo during that period. The staff that helps them is also entered into a prize drawing. We support kangaroo care everyday, but the extra incentive during our quarterly kangaroo-a-thons helps to encourage those who are hesitant! Tucson AZ US
Mercy Children's Toledo OH us
Brigid's Path Brigid's Path is a newborn recovery center. Brigid's Path was founded with one idea in mind: to specialize in caring for newborns suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).  We are the 1st in Ohio and only the 2nd in the nation. We encourage kangaroo care with every patient all year round. We will use Kangaroo Care Day to help raise awareness in our facility and on all of our social media platforms. Kettering OH US
Christchurch Women's Hospital Neonatal Service This is our first kangaroo a thon, so we're feeling our way Christchurch NZ
Halifax Health We are having a Kangaroo-a-thon on May 15th in our  NICU. The family with the most hours doing skin-to-skin at the end of the day wins! (but everyone participating wins a prize!) I am a NICU nurse and a developmental care specialist who will be wearing a kangaroo costume to add some fun! The wording "We Kangaroo....Do you?"... (will be across the chest of costume).

We are also baking kangaroo cut-out cookies for all to enjoy.

Lastly, Fun facts regarding Kangaroo Care will be distributed
Daytona Beach FL US
NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN Ayrshire U3
Barts Health NHS Trust Information posters and stand, coffee morning for parents, session with psychotherapist exploring how parents feel about kangaroo care London GB
UI Health NICU Chicago IL US
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Colton CA US

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