February 2020 Issue
Planning the future of Hope for HIE
Recently the Hope for HIE Board of Directors met to prepare our annual report, review our strategic plan and set our goals for 2020 and beyond. All members of the board are volunteers, with families, jobs, and responsibilities outside of Hope for HIE, but this work is crucial to the mission of the organization.

We are so proud of what Hope for HIE has accomplished so far, but we know there is much more to do. Our next steps will continue to be focused on growing the organization, through new partnerships and collaborations and reaching families worldwide, so we can continue to promote education and awareness of HIE, while also supporting the thousands of families that look to us for resources and connection.

We look forward to sending you a separate email with our Annual Report in the coming week.

Thank you for all of your support,

Betsy, Lindsay, Matt, Annie, David & Jennifer

HIE Awareness Month 2020: Choose Hope
We are gearing up for our fifth annual HIE Awareness Month in April, where we work to educate and spread awareness of HIE.

Every year, our reach has grown, helping us spread awareness of HIE and support more families across the globe so no one faces HIE alone.

Recently, we posted a call in our main parent forum for families to tell their stories about why they choose hope.

We will use these stories to share the faces of HIE throughout the month of April during our Awareness Month Campaign.

You can also share your story via email.

We'd love to include clinicians and researchers as well! Share your story by March 10 to be included.

And stay tuned for more information about how you can participate in HIE Awareness Month!
We have once again partnered with Bonfire to produce our HIE Awareness Month design and apparel. Every purchase not only shares HIE awareness, but a portion of the proceeds come back to fund Hope for HIE. Click on the links below to order to get in time for April.

Newborn Brain Society Launches
We are so excited for the launch of the Newborn Brain Society, focused on advancing newborn brain care through collaboration, education and innovation.

Hope for HIE's President Betsy Pilon is serving on the Board of Directors as the organization's Co-Chair of Communication and Networking Committee.

We are so proud to be a part of the founding membership and leadership. We can't wait to see all the great things this new organization will do!
Get Involved! Hope for HIE Hustle 5K

So many of our families have asked about hosting awareness events to promote HIE Awareness Month in April, and we found a solution we are excited to share and kick off!

With the goals of raising awareness and promoting community, we invite you to join us, anywhere in the world, and participate in the first ever HUSTLE FOR HOPE 5K.

Whether you choose to walk, run, or roll to complete, whether you do it over time, with friends and family, your local community at an event you set up, or at our 2020 Mega Mom Retreat, this event is for anyone and everyone who is interested in raising awareness.

Registration is NOW OPEN to all. Registrants can choose from the basic package of receiving a bib number, finisher medal and event information, or choose to also get a finisher t-shirt. Race packets ship internationally, so ANYONE can participate anywhere in the world.

Once registered, participants are encourage to join our Hustle for Hope 5K Participant Group on Facebook to train, collaborate and connect with other participants.

We also encourage you to invite and share with others!
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