NICU Awareness Month 2023 supporting Madelyn's Fund
Madelyn's Fund

About NICU Awareness Month 2023


September is NICU Awareness Month. Help Madelyn's Fund spread awareness for NICU families and raise funds to support families with a child in the NICU!
Madelyn's Fund supports NICU patients and their families, including those who suffer the trauma of infant loss.
Babies in the NICU may have been born too small, too soon, or with a medical condition that requires intensive care. An average of 15% of all babies born in the United States require special care in a NICU.
NICU stays often force parents to either take unexpected, unpaid leave from work or prevent them from returning to their previous employment entirely. Additionally, families incur added expenses such as travel costs, countless medical bills and, in some cases, bear the expense for their child’s funeral. This experience brings on many social- emotional, psychological and financial challenges for families with lengthy hospitalizations.


Starts at:  August 14, 2023 11:00 PM
Ends at:  September 29, 2023 11:00 PM






Madelyn's Fund receives an average of over 100 requests each month from families needing assistance at Charlotte, North Carolina’s two main hospital NICUs. Because of the high level of specialty care for neonates available in Charlotte, it is evident that there will be an ongoing need for assistance. In February 2023, we also launched a partnership with Prisma Health Midlands to begin supporting a greater number of South Carolina families.
Madelyn's Fund meets the needs of NICU families in many ways. Assistance with unexpected expenses includes: transportation costs to and from the hospital, providing assistance with lodging, supplementing for loss of income by helping families maintain necessary household expenses such as utilities while they are unable to work, meals, supplies, and in the worst of cases, funeral costs. Madelyn’s Fund hopes to ease the stress families experience by providing financial assistance towards everyday living expenses and with funeral-related costs. 
By donating, or helping to fundraise on behalf of Madelyn's Fund, you are giving families the opportunity to focus more of their energy and attention on their child's health and own wellbeing.


Madelyn's Fund assists families in many ways to ease the emotional and financial burdens they experience and allows them to be a part of their child's care while in the NICU. Having families present promotes bonding and increases positive outcomes for NICU infants.

Since launching in December of 2016, Madelyn's Fund has provided over $1,000,000 to 2,380 families, including funding 250 funerals. With your support, we can continue to provide much needed assistance to future NICU families when they need it the most.

Are you local to Charlotte? Show your support for NICU families in our community by visiting one of our community partners!