Steps Into the Future
Catawba Valley Medical Center recognizes that the birth of your child is
one of the most important and special experiences in your life.
Catawba Medical Foundation offers a unique way for family members and friends
to commemorate this meaningful occasion. Steps Into the Future is a special tribute to infants born at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
The newborn’s name and footprint is etched into a special silver
medallion in either blue or pink with the date of birth. The medallion
will be placed onto the beautiful display on the Birthing Center floor
and then you will receive a duplicate medallion as a keepsake.
Not only is a
Steps Into the Future medallion a gift of love that will last a lifetime, it is a gift that
will continue to support the Birthing Center and its programs. A portion
of the money from each medallion goes into the Maternal/Child fund of
Catawba Medical Foundation. This fund helps purchase the newest and most
vital equipment that makes the Birthing Center of Catawba Valley Medical
Center the state-of-the-art facility that it is. The fund also supports
the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU. Even in the recent
past, the sickest babies born in our community had to be sent to larger
hospitals to be cared for, but now they can stay closer to home and still
receive the highest quality care.
Your contribution of $145 will allow your baby’s footprint to be
displayed with the hundreds of other babies born over the past decades.
Additional medallions may be ordered for $50 each if ordered at the same
time. Any baby born at CVMC—whether they were born ten days ago
or ten years ago—may be added to the display.
Children who were with us for too short a time may also be recognized in
Steps Into the Future. A special satin bronze medallion will be etched with the name, footprint,
and dates of birth and death. This tribute assures that your child will
be always remembered in a beautiful way.
To order your medallions, please complete
this online form or call 828.326.3670.
Catawba Medical Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not for profit organization.
All funds received by CMF are used strictly to support Catawba Valley
Medical Center and are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Of the
$145 contribution to
Steps to the Future, $55 is considered a tax-deductible gift.