Preemie Picnic and NICU Graduate Reunion

The NICU at Rush hosts an annual community outreach event — the Preemie Picnic and NICU Graduate Reunion — to celebrate the lives of its former patients and their families.

This event reunites the NICU's tiniest patients with their doctors, nurses, therapists and other NICU families. It’s an opportunity to remember each child's graduation from the Rush NICU.


At the picnic, the following are part of the day’s activities:

  • Developmental and safety education for families in support of Rush's commitment to community outreach
  • Refreshments
  • Games and prizes
  • Crafts and photos
  • Live music

We invite you to experience the excitement and celebrate Rush's NICU miracles.