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Havoc visit Huntsville Hospital NICU ahead of 17th annual Melissa George Night

The Havoc hosts the Birmingham Bulls on Feb. 4

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Havoc is playing for more than a win on February 4 – they are playing in honor of the tiny miracles in the Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The puck drops for Havoc’s 17th annual Melissa George Night on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Following the game, players’ game-worn pink and blue jerseys will be auctioned off to fans to benefit the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will enable the nonprofit to purchase potentially lifesaving equipment for the NICU, including:

- An arctic sun cooling device, which can help prevent brain damage in infants after traumatic births; and

- A phototherapy light reader to help ensure infants are receiving the appropriate amount of phototherapy light needed to lower jaundice levels.

Fans are encouraged to help support our NICU families by bringing a donation to the game. Requested items include: restaurant and gas gift cards, individually wrapped snacks, Keurig coffee pods, infant clothes, and baby blankets.

To buy tickets, visit huntsvillehavoc.com/tix.

For more information on the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund and the need, visit huntsvillehospitalfoundation.org/melissasfund.

The Havoc organization has raised more than $760,000 for Melissa’s Fund over the last 16 years, contributing to state-of-the-art equipment, patient family support and more.

About the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund:

The Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation was established in memory of Amy and Chris George’s daughter, Melissa. In June 2005, Amy gave birth at 26 weeks to Melissa and Ann Catherine. Melissa died just a few hours after she was born, and Ann Catherine was a patient in the Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children Neonatal ICU for 68 days. The fund has provided more than $4.2 million since 2005 to purchase equipment for the NICU and to provide support for families of premature infants.

About Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville Hospital Foundation exists to provide lifesaving technology and meaningful programs that improve patient lives. The Foundation raises essential funding for not-for-profit Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children, and Madison Hospital through individual and corporate donations, providing more than $5 million in funding for hospital needs each year. For more information, visit www.huntsvillehospitalfoundation.org.

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