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

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Brave Beginnings and Regal Partner to Help Bring NICU Dream to Life

We at Brave Beginnings are excited to introduce the newly renovated NICU at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. With help from our friends at the Regal Foundation, we were able to provide nearly $2 million dollars for the project that equipped ETCH with over 40 private patient NICU rooms, 5 top-of-the-line care stations, a family lobby, … Continued

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Keeping Up with Doc Clemens

This year, Brave Beginnings mascot and cuddly bear extraordinaire, Doctor Clemens, made his way to all of our 2015 and 2016 grantee hospitals. Doc was able to check out the life-saving, state-of-the-art equipment that Brave Beginnings has funded for these hospitals, in addition to the little miracles that encompass their NICUs every day. Many of … Continued

Brave Beginnings 2016 Grant Program Recipients

We here at Brave Beginnings are very excited to announce this year’s Grant Recipients! Our mission is to fund hospitals across the United States in need of new neonatal equipment, and to help improve the overall care preemies receive in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units. To date, Brave Beginnings has provided over $3.9 million to … Continued

Liam Hemsworth Tapped As Spokesman For Brave Beginnings

  LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2016) – Liam Hemsworth has been named the 2016 Theatrical Fundraising Spokesperson for Brave Beginnings, an initiative of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (WRMPPF). The program works to improve the lives of premature babies by providing hospitals with grants for purchasing life-saving neonatal equipment and supporting critical care … Continued