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For participating in 2023 Robert I. Damie Race For Our Kids

Our story…


     Many of you knew Jennifer or have heard us talk about her. For those of you not familiar with her story, Jennifer was a dedicated neonatologist at Sinai Hospital who passionately cared for the tiny, often extremely ill babies in Sinai's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She loved “her” babies! And everybody loved Jennifer. She was taken from us suddenly at the age of 34.

     Our team has been the top fundraising team in the Race each year we have participated. Our success is a tribute to Jennifer, and to all of you who so generously contribute to the effort.

      All of the money raised by team Jennifer's Babies goes directly into the Dr. Jennifer Ann Kierson Memorial Fund, established shortly after her death. This fund is used for the benefit of the NICU babies, the babies' families, and the NICU staff.  Merle & Richard participate in the decision making about how the funds are used.  

     Projects supported by the Dr. Jennifer Ann Kierson Memorial Fund include overnight stay rooms for NICU families, supplies for needy families, a library, progress beads, emergency funds for families, and more. The fund also sponsors the weekly Dr. Jennifer Ann Kierson Pediatric Grand Rounds at Sinai Hospital, recognizing Jennifer's emphasis on education, especially for young doctors.

      Now it's time for this year's Race for Our Kids. Race day is Sunday, October 8, 2023, just over sixteen years since her passing.

     Please sponsor us!  We appreciate your support.

Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 18 Caren Lichter Grateful to be able to help! $136.00
Oct 15 Lisa Hoffman Goldberg Undisclosed amount
Oct 07 ECity Rosenfelds $54.10
Oct 07 Martin and Mary Zemel $250.00
Oct 07 Judith Eskenazi $30.00
Oct 06 Anonymous 💗 Undisclosed amount
Oct 05 The Maletskys With love $54.10
Oct 05 Jen and Dave Martin $107.35
Oct 05 Dena Love to all of you! Undisclosed amount
Oct 05 Judy Scherr $18.00