The Baby Alex Foundation
Funding Cutting Edge Pediatric Brain Injury Research and Pediatric Brain Injury Patient and Family Support.

News and Events



Join us at one of The Baby Alex Foundation's monthly events and help us fund the research and support! At the bottom of the page, you will find our donor newsletters. Thanks for reading the news!
Events 2016
For more info on any of our events, email Nicky at nickyschmidt@gmail.com.


February 16, 2016
The Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Alex's Library
Farmington, CT

March 19, 2016
Team Baby Alex Foundation runs The Monument Valley 55k
Monument Valley, Utah
Join us if you can!

August 6, 2016
The Run Baby Run Baby Ultra 8 Mile and 5K Races
Entry is $25 for the 8 and $20 for the 5K, which includes a t-shirt.
For more information and to register, visit our website at www.runbabyrunbabyultra.com.

September 23-28, 2016
Run 9 for 9!
To celebrate Alex's 9th birthday, we are asking our friends and followers to run 9 (minutes or miles or hours) during the week of September 23-28th, and donate $9 to the Foundation through First Giving. Help us support pediatric brain injury research and recovery by running with Alex on his birthday. Run 9 for 9!

October 8, 2016
The TARC 100 Miler
Massachusetts
Join us in beautiful Massachusetts this fall-as a runner or as a crew member-to support our fundraising efforts.


Latest News 2016:
Alex's Library! The first Alex's Library is open! Click here to read more.





View Our Past Events Below



What an amazing event in January at The Winemaker's Boutique. Thank you Bill and Debbie!


Here's an inside look at where the magic happens. Visit Bill and Debbie at The Winemaker's Boutique in Stratford, CT to learn how to make your own wine. You may purchase wine kits and make it at home or have Bill walk you through the process in the store.

Join the Wine of the Month Club, or just come for a tasting ($6 for a range of wines). Bring your friends and even host your next Christmas party here. It's fun, friendly and fab! check them out at www.winemakersboutique.com.
The Peak Races Snowshoe Race on March 1 was COLD! Congrats to Molly McHugh, Team Baby Alex Foundation's amazing snowshoer, who placed 4th woman overall. Thanks Bill and Erik for finishing with smiles on your faces. My toes have not been the same since that day.
For more info on those crazy guys at Peak, their Death Races, their insane (500 mile) ultra races, and the personalities behind the insanity, check out their website at www.peak.com.
The Cocktails for Charity Event
Thanks to all who attended, and especially to our amazing researchers from Children's Hospital Boston whose presentations were fantastic.
The evening was filled with great conversations and a fabulous presentation by our 2013 Baby Alex Foundation pediatric grant recipients. Both hail from Children's Hospital Boston.

Donors, board members, grant committee members, Team Baby Alex Foundation athletes and local businesspeople attended the event which made for a lively and fun filled night.

Special thanks to Milford, CT based award winning Sweet Cupcasions for their donation of cupcakes for the event. These cupcakes are AMAZING! Visit their website at www.sweetcupcasions.com.

In the News


My First Breath

A CPTV Documentary
Aired June 17th and June 20th, 2008

The CPTV documentary, My First Breath, aired on June 17th and 20th, 2008. An intimate view of life in the neonatal intensive care unit, this moving documentary featured several families, including Alex, Erik and Nicky.

My First Breath Wins an Emmy!!!

Congratulations to Connecticut Public Television for winning 8 Emmy Awards in 2009. The CPTV documentary, My First Breath, which features Alex, Nicky and Erik during their time in the NICU, won an Emmy for Health and Science Programming.

Congratulations to:

  • Alissa Wood: Producer, Director and Writer
  • Jim Chapdelaine: Composer
  • Kevin Jeffko: Editor
  • Jay Whitsett: Executive Producer
  • CPTV/Meridien Lights LLC