Last week, I shared the very real and scary statistic that only 6% of our countries emergency rooms are equipped for babies and children, how my local emergency room is one of them and how the RBaby Foundation is working hard to change things for the future of our children.
This past week, RBaby celebrated 5 years of improving pediatric emergency care and saving babies lives. The charity gala was held at The Plaza hotel in NYC and I was honored to be in attendance, supporting this extremely important cause.
The venue was gorgeous and it was a full house!
In addition to live and silent auctions, a giving tree set was up in the back of the ballroom offering wine tastings and selling bottles for the charity.
Julia Beck, whom helped introduce me to RBaby was awarded the RBaby Champion Award for all the hard work she has done over the years with this amazing foundation.
I’m a sucker for baby pictures, and Julia was one adorable baby – wasn’t she?
My friends and I, who were all there as RBaby Moms, enjoyed a night of getting glammed up– which we don’t often- or ever- get to do together.
It was a night that wont soon be forgotten.
At the gala, Rbaby shared even more shocking statistics I wanted to pass along-
- 75% of all infant deaths in emergency situations can be prevented with proper child/infant equipement and training
- Pediatric Emergency doctors who specialize in PED ER receive 6x’s the training in pediatric care than what the average ER doctor is required
- 90% of parents are not aware their hospitals may not be equipped for pediatric emergencies
90% ! Up until a few months ago, I was part of that number. It’s so important that parents are made aware of this issue.
So PLEASE continue to share the RBaby petition. We are our children’s #1 advocates and they deserve the best medical attention possible.