This time of year, we hear from many hospitals around the country who need more and/or better equipment for their neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).  Most of the hospitals seeking grants already have some state-of-the-art equipment, but due to the volume of premature births they are managing, it’s not enough. Ask any doctor, nurse, or … Continued

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

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

Our 2015 Year In Review: Site Visits

2015 was an amazing year for the Brave Beginnings family. Throughout the year, the overall request from our grant applicants was for over 7 million dollars, which further proved to us the need is there for hospitals to receive funds to purchase top­of­the­line technology to keep preemies alive and thriving. In 2015, there were 22 … Continued