Giddy Up Y'all: Get Tickets Now for Cook Children's Day at the Rodeo
By Charlotte Settle
Dust off your boots and let's ride for a great cause. At Cook Children's Day at the Rodeo on Jan. 31 immerse yourself in the excitement of the rodeo action while making a powerful difference in the lives of our NICU babies. Half the proceeds from this special day will directly support these tiny miracles, providing them with the best possible start in life. Come together with family and friends for an evening of adventure and compassion, knowing that your ticket purchase holds the promise of brighter futures for our smallest heroes.
Cook Children’s Day at the Rodeo is just like any other Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo experience, except the audience will get to hear fun facts and stories about the Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit throughout the evening.
NICU Director Brittany McLaughlin, MSN, RNC-NIC, attends the event every year with her husband and two sons, and this year will be no different.
“I go with my family, our whole leadership team goes, and our unit and the hospital as a whole always have really good participation,” she said.
So if you have never been to the rodeo, now’s a great time: “It's so much fun, and the fact that this night also directly impacts our tiny patients is just the icing on the cake,” Brittany said.
The partnership between Cook Children’s and the rodeo has been in place for more than 10 years.
“The joy that comes with knowing the children at the legendary Cook Children’s will benefit from this special rodeo performance is immeasurable,” said Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo President Brad Barnes. “Of all the projects we’re involved with in this wonderful city, hosting Cook Children’s Day stands out among them all. We look forward to seeing Dickies Arena packed for this wonderful event.”
Proceeds from fundraisers are used to fulfill the needs of our miracle patients. The Cook Children’s NICU has 99 private rooms and is the only one in Tarrant County that offers single-patient rooms. With roughly 450 employees, the department is the size of a small hospital in itself.
“As the only Level IV NICU in Tarrant County, we provide the highest level of care available to the sickest babies in our communities,” said Grant Harris, Chief Development Officer of Cook Children’s Health Foundation. “We hope families never need to visit our NICU, but if they do, partners like the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo help make it possible for their babies to receive world-class care right here in Fort Worth.”