Beau and Bryce and $1 million pledge, oh my!

It’s been a jam-packed couple of weeks for MizzouThon!

On Thursday February 5th,  two of our miracle kids, Beau and Bryce, got the opportunity to be the honorary captains at the Mizzou Women’s Basketball game. The women’s basketball team adopted Beau and Bryce through our “Adopt-A-Family” program and has been hanging out with them throughout the year. That night, the boys got a tour of the locker room and were honored at halftime. They had an absolute blast and we loved being able to celebrate it with them! 

Beau, Bryce and several members of MizzouThon leadership pose after the game! 

Beau, Bryce and several members of MizzouThon leadership pose after the game! 

Thursday, February 12 was another big day for MizzouThon! This was the day we were officially able to announce our big news: we have pledged One Million Dollars over five years to the MU Children’s Hospital to help fund a new NICU. The new NICU will be named after MizzouThon and will house 20 new patient rooms, smart room equipment, and more!. This announcement was a big event for us, as you can expect.

Chancellor Loftin and several members of the Hospital staff came and spoke on our behalf. The Chancellor summed it up nicely when he said, “I’ve been thinking about what makes Mizzou special, and that’s our service. Your energies are devoted to helping others…to seeing other people smile.” Here’s a link to the full gift announcement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKsgV4k8wE0

Erin Ehlers, VP Logistics, and Chancellor Loftin at the Gift Announcement. 

Erin Ehlers, VP Logistics, and Chancellor Loftin at the Gift Announcement. 

18 days until the Main Event!!