Register Today: Virtual NICUSTRONG on September 13, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of our families, team members and community, we are going virtual!

Register for updates and to connect with the NICUSTRONG community

To register: 
Click REGISTER & START YOUR TEAM at the top to register for the event. 

Click REGISTER & JOIN A TEAM at the top to join friends or family on an existing team 

For a step by step guide of how to register, click here.

Note: this year, registration fees have changed. However, you can still support this critical work through team fundraising (similar to past years) and through the Family Registration package, which includes a NICUSTRONG Family Fun Kit.

To donate to the walk or a team: 
Click DONATE and follow the prompts.
Questions or need help processing your gift? Contact Lauren Willis at or 551-996-3573.

Donations may also be mailed to: Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, 160 Essex Street, Suite 101 Lodi, NJ 07644.  Please Include NICU STRONG 2020 and the team or individual’s name that you are supporting in the memo.

Questions - our team can help! Email or call 551-996-3573

All teams and participants are encouraged to fundraise to support the work and mission of NICUSTRONG. Remember every dollar goes towards supporting innovative treatment, cutting-edge equipment needs, research and support for our babies and their families of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital! For information about fundraising, click here.

Questions about registration or the NICUSTRONG Family Fun Kit? Contact the team: call 551-996-3573 or email 

How does funding help? The annual NICUSTRONG Walk helps fund innovative treatment, cutting-edge equipment to provide exceptional care, much-needed research, and patient and family needs of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. 

Since its inception in 2018, money has helped fund:

  • Life-like manikins for vital education purposes
  • Several parent programs 
  • Newest funding project - funding much-needed research to help predict neonatal respiratory outcomes through the mother's blood in the third trimester.
  • And with your help, continuing to fund more!

With your help, we can raise even more this year and make a big impact for current and future families. We are excited to continue to do great work together! 

2019 Walk:
Last year over 900 attendees joined us for our 2nd Annual NICSTRONG Walk. Since its inception in 2018, NICUSTRONG has raised over $225,000 thanks to fundraising from our teams, sponsorships and community support.
2019 Event day photos on FB 
2019 Event recap video 

Questions: Reach out to Lauren Willis at or 551-996-3573