2021-2022 calendar contest
The Superhero Project INC is searching for models for their 5th Annual Superhero Calendar.
This fundraiser allows families to nominate their former NICU baby and have their story and picture highlighted and distributed to hundreds of families.
* Includes a FREE photo session with the awesome Rae Hearts Design & Photography
* Photo shoot for the calendar will take place in July – TBD
- Former NICU nominee must be under the age of 18
- Only one nominee portal per family. You may include former nicu siblings as one entry and both (or all) can be included in the calendar.
- Contest will begin on April 1, 2021
- Contest will be closed at 11:59 pm EST on April 30th, 2021
All families that raise over $1,000 will receive:
- Free child size superhero shirt
- Free color changing cup
- Will be entered into a contest for 2 free tickets to our 2022 Annual Black Tie Gala
One of our Superheroes!
Rachael Balascak: Graphic Designer & Photographer
I am the the owner of Rae Hearts Design & Photography. I have been working with The Superhero Project and the wonderful families of the NICU since 2017. I love collaborating and creating this amazing fundraiser. Follow me on facebook to see some of the wonderful photos we’ve captured.
Please out the form below to submit your child and start fundraising!
Once you have entered:
You will receive an email response from usand a link to send to your family and friends and begin your fundraising.
Make sure they click on your child’s name and place their donation successfully
Do you own a business?
Make a donation and see your logo and business information highlighted on a designated month. Some sponsor levels allow for a larger donation and a former nicu baby of their choosing to earn a spot.
Business Highlighted for selected month with logo and website information,
Business will also get website and social media recognition during their month.
Business will also be allowed to nominate a former nicu model to be used for that month.
Businesses will get exclusive naming rights on cover using the phrase “presented by”, as well as highlights of their business every month for 1 year.
Businesses will also be able to select 1 former NICU model for the calendar.
Total Money Raised
Superhero Calendar ContestantsPlease click on the child's name below to add to their fundraiser total
Offline donations will be added when received by SHP
Our superhero Dever was born after just 23 weeks 0 days gestation weighing 1 lb 0.7 oz. He was a fighter from the start, having survived four days in the womb without amniotic fluid. Over the next 117 days in the NICU, Dever overcame multiple infections, collapsed lungs, and resuscitations. Thanks to his excellent care…
Lola Rose Thompson
Lola Rose surprised us 10 weeks early due to Placental Abruption. She was tiny but mighty at 2 lbs 9.5 oz and 14 inches long. Lola spent 10 weeks in the NICU learning how to breathe on her own, gaining weight, and battling through NEC, and graduated 2 days before her due date. All the…
Teddy, Autumn, Kali Mangold
These triplets were born at 30 weeks. Teddy at 3.4 lbs, Autumn at 2.13 lbs and Kali at 3.8 lbs. After fighting for 7 weeks with almost no cervix to hold them in their mom’s belly they were ready to make their debut into the world. They spent a little over 6 weeks in the…
Emerson was born at 36 weeks and 6 days and spent 74 days split between two NICUs. When Emerson was born, he was not breathing and had to be resuscitated. The umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck and body several times, and he was diagnosed with HIE due to the reduced blood flow…
Jack & Colin Cummings
Jack and Colin were born 33+4 at Abington hospital. Weighing just over 4 lbs each, they were tiny little fighters. Both fought hard to maintain their temperatures and move into open cribs. Jack and Colin loved all of their nurses and doctors in the NICU so much. Jack got to come home a little before…
Hector Figueroa Jr
My son was born on October 15th, 2018. 26 weeker weighing 2lbs 3oz. We spent 116 days in the NICU at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Words can’t begin to describe how much we love our lovely nurses and doctors who took such great care of us. Hector Jr is currently 2yrs 5 months old and is…
Jack Michael Neiss
Our miracle baby, Jack Michael, was born exactly at 29 weeks weighing three pounds. Jack proved every single day that he was a fighter and was going to beat the odds. Throughout his 82 day stay at Holy Redeemer NICU, we were so fortunate to have amazing doctors and nurses care for Jack as if…
Dean Alan Moy
Dean was born at 23 weeks. Weighing 1lb 4 oz on Aug 26, 2020. Dean Had surgery for his heart, NEC, and ROP. After spending 177 days in the NICU, our boy finally came home in February.
Dreux Ihsaan Wallace
Dreux was born almost exactly a month early, he spent his time after birth in the Nicu stealing the hearts of all the nurses. Laid back with his little bitty hands behind his head like the beach ready Casanova he is.
Rylee was born at 32 weeks. She spent almost a month in abingtons NICU. She amazed us every step of they way there. Her strength and determination is what makes her our superhero
Suzee and Sadee Colville
Suzee and Sadee were born at 26 weeks and 6 days. Suzee weighed 2.4 lbs. Sadee weighed 2.5 lbs. Suzee’s water started to leak at 24 weeks. After being intubated, attached to oxygen, tubes and IV’s, many blood transfusions, infections and breathing issues Suzee was the first to come home on day 76. Sadee was…
Harper Grace Iannarelli
As a NICU nurse myself, walking into your anatomy scan already created a lot of anxiety. Throw in a pandemic, an IUGR diagnosis at 19 weeks (3%), and countless ultrasounds, umbilical dopplers, and growth scans, I knew a Nicu admission was in our future. At 27 weeks I was diagnosed with gestational hypertension, given betamethasone…
Nolan was born at 32 weeks making himself a home full of ups and downs at Holy Redeemer's NICU for 60 days. Throughout his time there he showed what a true superhero looks like and since then he has not stopped proving that. He is now 21 months old, full of smiles and laughter and…
Dylan is our NICU miracle born on his scheduled date via Emergency C Section. Dylans Apgar score was straight 0's which caused him to take his first helicopter ride at 4 hours old to CHOP. He spent 27 days in the NICU and battled against all the odds and continues to make us take a…
Logan is a former 33 weeker who was born 4lbs 15oz and will be 2 in May. He spent 32 days in the NICU. Logan was ventilated at birth and had a grade 1 brain bleed. He had his fair share of ups and downs but eventually he pulled out his own feeding tube and…
Ellis was born 15 weeks early weighing just 14 ounces. After a NICU stay of 130 days she amazed everyone with her strength and fighter spirit! She has been the light in the time of such darkness! She inspires us every day to do amazing things
Logan Michael Schenk
This is Logan Michael Schenk born Six weeks early. He gave us quite the scare when my water broke while driving at 33 weeks. After being rushed to the hospital, two days of steroid shots, a lot of waiting, praying and worrying he finally arrived on Wednesday October 7th at 9:45 am. (born 34 weeks…
Ethan Akel Abraham
Ethan is a former 25 weeker he surprised me in many ways the journey was not easy at all a lot of back and forth being a single parent but it worth it. My superhero Ethan.
Charles & Thomas Thrasher
Charles & Thomas were born 7 weeks early and had to spend 3 weeks in the NICU. They surprised us all with how fast they built up the strength and ability to go home being premie twins. I don’t know what I would have done without the Redeemer Health nursing staff and the camera program.…
Mackenzie graced us with her presence at 25 weeks on May 16 2020. Scary enough as it was, we were in the middle of a Pandemic as well. She overcame so much during her 106 day NICU stay at Virtua Voorhees. At 3 weeks old, she got Strep B infection and we almost lost her.…
Olivia was born 6 weeks early; therefore, she had to be watched a little more closely in the NICU at Holy Redeemer. I knew my baby girl would be taken great care of. To make the experience a little more easier, I was able to watch her at any time I wanted on the Angel…
Thank You to our amazing donors!
Nancy Negron Ortiz
Edil Faustino Castillo
Toll Brothers Apartment Living
Dan and Pat Roberts
RCF Packaging Corp
Christine & ernie Bock
Chris and MK
University of Michigan
Betsy and Dan Ryan
Blood Sweat & Gears
Retired NICU Nurse CHOP
Richard and Janice
MaryAnne and Mark Wolff
Laryssa and stephen
Katie & Joe Cirincione
Zoe, Natalie, and Ben
Victor V Fountain
G Wesley Johnson
Alison and Josh Stern
Pop & Gigi (kathleen & Richard) Goldberg
Jodi & Alvin Stern
jerry janeth goldberg
Marcia (Bubbie) Goldberg
Kate & Matt
Mary Kate McKeever
Mommy & Daddy Cummings
Mark & Joanne Tadrzynski
Joe & Joyce Curry
Grandmom and Granpa
Kristy & Jeff Nober
Mary Pat Foley
Brittney and Pat
Sean and Katie McNicholas
Helena and Richard Funk
Makenzie and Ryan Loftus
Mike “Uncle Rico” Nolde
Linda & Guy Colville
Jill & Rob Brown
Tony & Linda
Knute & Carolyn Albrecht
Morgan & Kyle Dermer
Leigh dos Santos
Mike & Michelle
Baby Joe Bosack
Dave, Maura & Braden Andre
Jennifer And Patrick Mangold
Sean + Tina Thomson
John Joseph Gayton
Bob & Denise Gauss
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