Brave Beginnings is a program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation working to ensure ventilators and neonatal equipment are always available to newborns in critical need. Each week we share individual’s stories from the NICU that inspire and inform. To follow along, visit our Facebook and keep an eye out for our weekly … Continued

Zoe Saldana Behind-The-Scenes

Zoe Saldana Named 2015 Theatrical Fundraising Spokesperson For Brave Beginnings

A newly renamed initiative of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, Brave Beginnings is dedicated to helping premature babies survive and thrive. Los Angeles, CA (August 6, 2015) – Zoe Saldana has been named the 2015 Theatrical Fundraising Spokesperson for Brave Beginnings, a newly renamed program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation … Continued

Saint John Hospital and Medical Center

2014 Neonatal Equipment Grant Recipient: Saint John Hospital and Medical Center

The $50,000 grant supported the purchase of two high frequency oscillatory ventilators to help treat approximately 450 infants hospitalized in the NICU each year. This critical component to the NICU can reduce ventilator-associated lung injury by providing a constant distending pressure and normalizing the end expiratory lung volumes.  This grant has increased significance for WRI … Continued