The Park Foundation

Changing Outcomes of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Neonates, One Intervention at a Time

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The Park Foundation

Our mission is to help save the lives of infants by investing in cutting edge research & interventions for Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). We strive to better the standard of care to help babies and their families find hope, health, and happiness.


The More You Know

NEC affects newborns at a rate of 1-3 per 1,000 births/year

Black and Hispanic infants are at higher odds of developing NEC and have increased mortality rates

Average treatment costs are $500,000 per patient

Nearly 30% of infants who contract NEC die


What We Do



Piggy Bank

We are a New Orleans-based non-profit foundation that bridges the gap between breakthrough medical companies and the NICU floor. Through fundraising, we provide grants to medical research. We hope you can join us at one of our local fundraising events!

Diagnosis is Key


Currently, there is no reliable diagnostic test for NEC. We are partnered with Chosen Diagnostics to raise the remaining funds to get their non-invasive, diagnostic test, NECDetect, FDA-approved. The availability of a reliable diagnostic test for NEC could have changed Parker's plan of care in the NICU. Learn more on our current projects page.

Supporting Families


Your story matters. The Park Foundation is here to support you on your family's journey with NEC. We would love to hear your story, please use the contact information below.


Martin Luther King Jr.

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars."


Upcoming Events

  • Gnaw for NEC
    Time is TBD
    New Orleans
    Time is TBD
    New Orleans, 1201 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
    BBQ+Football+Music+Raffles! Come learn more about Necrotizing Enterocolitis and join the cause to get NECDetect FDA approved!

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