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When Tiffany and Stephen Bowen found out that they were expecting twins, they were elated. The joy they felt was indescribable. Tiffany had already given birth to a healthy full-term baby girl. They felt no need to worry. That changed when she went into labor during her 24th week of pregnancy.

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While many services are in place for families during hospitals stays in the NICU, after a loss the support is no longer there. That’s where Skyler’s Gift Foundation steps in. We raise money to help fund services that will fill this need such as research to prevent premature births and deaths.

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According to an recent study, 1 in 8 babies are born prematurely in the United States. For those born at 24 weeks like the Tiffany and Stephen Bowen’s twin boys, Stephen and Skyler, there is only a 39% chance of survival. Most infants born prior to 24 weeks have little to no chance of survival.

Skyler's Gift News

  • Skyler's Gift and The March of Dimes partnering for live Twitter chat on Monday, November 18th at 8 pm EST
    The March of Dimes and Skyler's Gift Foundation are hosting a live twitter chat Monday, 11/18 at 8 pm eastern. This live chat will give you the opportunity to ask questions via twitter regarding prematurity and infant loss. Submit questions using #losschat. @skylersgift #losschat...read more >
  • Skyler's Gift featured on NBC DC News
    Skyler's Gift featured on NBC Washington. Watch as Stephen Bowen talks about how the foundation is helping families through their worse time. NBC News features Skyler's Gift ...read more >
  • Skyler's Gift 2nd Annual Bowl-a-thon Scheduled for May 2nd, 2014! Tickets on sale now!
    Buy your tickets now! On May 2nd, Skyler’s Gift Foundation will host their 2nd Annual NFL Bowl-A-Thon, at Lucky Strike in Washington, DC.The event will feature Stephen Bowen as well as other NFL players from various teams around the league. The Bowl-A-Thon starts at eight in the evening and will feature bowling with NFL lane captains, billiards, open bar, and food. There will also be a silent auction with various sports memorabilia and vacations that everyone can bid on. Some of last year’s silent auction items were: A Robert Griffin III Autographed Jersey, Trip to Cancun for 2, GoodFellas signed movie poster and a DeMarcus Ware Autographed Jersey. 2013′s Bowl-A-Thon was a great success! Skyler’s Gift...read more >
  • Skyler's Gift Founder, Tiffany Bowen, to speak at Preemies Today Parent/Provider Conference
    Skyler's Gift founder, Tiffany Bowen, will be a panelist at Preemies Today Parent/Provider Conference. The confrence will be a chance for parents of premature children, as well as medical providers, to connect with each other and hear from experts on topics related to prematurity. www.PreemiesToday.org ---------- “Navigating the Journey Through Childhood” Parent/Provider Conference Hosted by Preemies Today Sunday, November 17, 8am-4:30pm - World Prematurity Day - Inova Fair Oaks Physicians Conference Center 3700 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033 Hear from experts on topics that relate to prematurity and children with special needs such as: -Feeding Issues Sensory Integration -Alternative Therapies Speech Development -Nutrition Medicaid/Medicaid Waivers -Perinatal/Infant Loss Legal Planning for Your Child -Post-Preemie Pregnancy School IEPs and MORE... Conference will include networking breakfast, lunch and Silent...read more >
  • Skyler's Gift 1st NFL Bowl-a-thon a Success
    On May 4th at Lucky Strike in Washington, DC, Skyler's Gift held their first NFL fundraising bowl-a-thon. With close to 200 supporters and 20 NFL players in attendance the first event was a success. Tiffany and Stephen Bowen are incredibly thankful for the support they received. From sponsors and donors to the NFL players in attendance and the media coverage, the Bowens are grateful for those willing to lend a hand to provide hope and healing for families that have lost an infant from complications of premature birth. Photos from the event are available here. [gallery ids="505,504,503,502,501,500,499,498,497,496,495,491,493,490,489,488,485,486,487,484,483,482,479,480,481,478,477,476,474,475"]...read more >

Upcoming Events

  • Skyler's Gift 2nd Annual Bowl-a-thon Scheduled for May 2nd, 2014! Tickets on sale now!
    Buy your tickets now! On May 2nd, Skyler’s Gift Foundation will host their 2nd Annual NFL Bowl-A-Thon, at Lucky Strike in Washington, DC.The event will feature Stephen Bowen as well as other NFL players from various teams around the league. The Bowl-A-Thon starts at eight in the evening and will feature bowling with NFL lane captains, billiards, open bar, and food. There will also be a silent auction with various sports memorabilia and vacations that everyone can bid on. Some of last year’s silent auction items were: A Robert Griffin III Autographed Jersey, Trip to Cancun for 2, GoodFellas signed movie poster and a DeMarcus Ware Autographed Jersey. 2013′s Bowl-A-Thon was a great success! Skyler’s Gift...read more >
  • Skyler's Gift Founder, Tiffany Bowen, to speak at Preemies Today Parent/Provider Conference
    Skyler's Gift founder, Tiffany Bowen, will be a panelist at Preemies Today Parent/Provider Conference. The confrence will be a chance for parents of premature children, as well as medical providers, to connect with each other and hear from experts on topics related to prematurity. www.PreemiesToday.org ---------- “Navigating the Journey Through Childhood” Parent/Provider Conference Hosted by Preemies Today Sunday, November 17, 8am-4:30pm - World Prematurity Day - Inova Fair Oaks Physicians Conference Center 3700 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033 Hear from experts on topics that relate to prematurity and children with special needs such as: -Feeding Issues Sensory Integration -Alternative Therapies Speech Development -Nutrition Medicaid/Medicaid Waivers -Perinatal/Infant Loss Legal Planning for Your Child -Post-Preemie Pregnancy School IEPs and MORE... Conference will include networking breakfast, lunch and Silent...read more >
  • Skyler's Gift is supporting The March of Dimes Signature Chef's Event again!
    Join Skyler's Gift founder's Stephen and Tiffany Bowen at this years March of Dimes Signature Chefs event on Wednesday, November 12th, 2013. This years event will be held at the Ritz Carlton DC and feature Honorary Chef Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bar. Signature Chefs Auction - D.C. 2013 Presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Time: 6:30 PM Registration Time: 6:00 PM The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Hotel 1150 22nd Street, NW Washington, DC 20037 The March of Dimes annual Signature Chefs Gala is one of Washington, D.C.’s premier social events highlighting the city’s culinary masters brought together for an elegant evening of wine, cocktails and dining. You or your company can join approximately 500...read more >
  • May 4th Bowl-a-thon with NFL Players
    On May 4th, Skyler’s Gift Foundation will host their first major fundraising event, a bowl-a-thon at Lucky Strike in Washington, DC. The event will feature Stephen Bowen as well as other NFL players. The organization is offering businesses a chance to sponsor the organization while advertising their business and opening up ticket sales to the general public. The bowl-a-thon starts at six in the evening and will feature bowling with NFL lane captains, billiards, open bar, and food. There will also be a silent auction.  To date several NFL players have already agreed to provide their support to the organization as lane captains. Stephen Bowen will be joined by other teammates from the Washington Redskins including...read more >
  • May 4, 2013 Skyler's Gift Fundraising Event - Bowl-a-thon
    On May 4th, Skyler's Gift will host their first major fundraising event "Redskins vs Cowboys Bowl-a-thon" at Lucky Strike in Washington, DC. The event will feature Stephen Bowen as well as other NFL players. It’s a chance to meet, greet and bowl with some of your favorite players as well as donate to Skyler's Gift Foundation. More details to come but follow Skyler's Gift on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest news about the organization and this event....read more >

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