High Risk Hope Is Named The 2015 Wedu Be More Unstoppable Nonprofit Organization Of The Year

High Risk Hope received the 2015 WEDU Be More Unstoppable, Nonprofit Organization Of The Year award, a $2,500 grant and the Be More Entertaining Award.
TAMPA, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2015 - PRLog -- High Risk Hope
1702 N. Avenida Republica de Cuba
Tampa, FL 33605

Tampa, FL  - High Risk Hope (HRH) received the 2015 WEDU Be More Unstoppable Nonprofit Organization of the year and Be More Entertaining Special Events Awards during the special 10th anniversary ceremony held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Tampa. The WEDU Be More Awards honor exceptional regional nonprofit organizations in several different categories. The Be More Unstoppable award is the most coveted WEDU Be More award and is determined through extensive research. It is ultimately decided by an independent panel and given to one organization that, through a superior level of service, helps their constituency be more. Selected from over 100 submitted applications, the criteria to win this award consists of overall organizational excellence, fulfillment of the Four Commitments to the Community: service to the organization’s constituency, level of community impact, financial viability and embodiment of overall community goodwill. In addition to many other benefits, the organization recognized with this award receives a $2,500 WEDU Community Investment Grant. HRH was also a finalist in three additional Be More Award categories. WEDU is West Central Florida's leading PBS station, reaching 16 counties through on-air and online platforms.


High Risk Hope, located in Tampa, Florida, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed on February 16, 2011 to provide support, encouragement, information and resources to women and families who are experiencing a high risk pregnancy resulting in hospital bed rest, potential premature birth and neonatal intensive care after delivery.  HRH is the only local or national organization providing these services to women on long-term hospital bed rest and premature infants in the NICU. HRH reaches over 1,200 patients annually, and 2,600 total since 2011, at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital and Tampa General Hospital, where babies are born healthier and their families’ hospital stays are more manageable because of HRH’s services.

Nearly 500,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year and 9,000 babies die as a result of their premature birth.  With a 2013 premature birth rate of almost 14%, Florida is one of the worst states in the nation in terms of premature birth prevention. Each day a woman on hospital bed rest is able to remain pregnant is a miracle and decreases her baby’s NICU stay by an estimated three days. Lengthening pregnancies at risk for pre-term delivery results in healthier babies. High Risk Hope is a catalyst in the global fight to end premature birth; winning a life-long victory with every baby helped.

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