Sarah Robbins - Entrepeneur. Grateful first-time mom. Proud NICU donor.
I always knew I wanted to have my baby at BC Women’s Hospital . It was the best decision I ever made.
As I looked into my newborn daughter’s face after an emergency C-section, her lips began to turn blue. The team quickly whisked her away, and she spent the next three days receiving amazing care in the Newborn ICU (NICU). All the NICU nurses went above and beyond for Charlotte, so I decided to do the same for them. In 2014, I teamed up with another NICU mom, Joanne Mah of Modern Fort, to sell my company’s exclusive silver Numpfer bib and baby blanket packages, with proceeds to BC Women’s. Then, drawing on my experience in the restaurant industry, I decided to do something even bigger – a tasting event called Sip and Savour, featuring food, wine, beer and spirits from some of Vancouver’s top restaurants, wineries and craft breweries. More than 250 people attended the event at The Pipe Shop, and, thanks to a matching donation from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, we raised $50,000 for BC Women’s. We’re doing it again this October, with the goal of raising $80,000 for a new incubator. BC Women’s provided amazing care to Charlotte; it feels great to pay that forward by giving back.
Written by: Ann Collette
Photography by: Christopher Morris