Pilots go the distance for philanthropy!

 Dad's gratitude inspires colleagues
to support premature infant care

NICU nurses gather for check presentation

Representing the Airline Professionals Charitable Foundation | Teamsters Local Union 1224, Allegiant Pilots Tom Pozdro and Andrew Robles present a generous donation of $2,000 to the nursery intensive care unit at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. 

The airline organization regularly raises money for charitable causes. As an executive council member, Robles could pick which charitable organization for this year's donation, a decision that came easily to him. The choice was "near and dear to my heart," he says, explaining his daughter, Victoria, was prematurely born at St. Joseph's 15 years ago, weighing only 3 pounds, 6 ounces. He was happy to present a gift of gratitude to the hospital that gave his daughter the best start in life she could have.

"Virginia is perfectly healthy, now," he says. "We'll always be thankful for that." 

St. Joseph's NICU is currently upgrading its current bassinets to technogically advanced "Giraffe" beds, which provide state-of-the-art care to the most vulnerable preemies. St. Joseph's is the first home to 600 to 1,000 premature newborns every year, giving each and every one the most compassionate and advanced care he or she can receive to lead the healthiest of lives.

Every gift leads to improving care at St. Joseph's! Thank you to our new special donors, Tom, Andrew and their colleagues at the Airline Professionals Charitable Foundation for this generous donation. Our entire NICU department is grateful!

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