Our Story

Maliyah Abigail Riches was born on July 8th, 2020. From minute one, the incredible team at Mount Sinai – NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) leaped into action as Maliyah began her road of unfortunate complications. After two weeks of round-the-clock intensive care from Mount Sinai’s NICU team, Maliyah was healthy and robust enough to come home.

Being #bornsickisntfair. We hike to help fund the life changing work done by the nurses, doctors, and admin team at Mount Sinai Hospital. They saved our family and will continue to save others who visit Mount Sinai’s NICU on the 17th floor.

The Hike

In celebration of Mount Sinai Hospital’s 100th anniversary, we are raising the bar this year to hike 100 km along the Humber River Ring with a goal to raise $25,000 in support of the NICU at Mount Sinai Hospital, part of Sinai Health. In addition to celebrating Mount Sinai 100, this hike is extra special as it will be taking place on November 18-19 in alignment with World Prematurity Day taking place that week.

Funds raised will support the upgrade Mount Sinai Hospital’s fleet of 73 newborn monitors with state-of-the-art, non-invasive brain activity measuring technology. Your contribution to Maliyah’s Hike will make this technology accessible to 1,100 babies each year, in Canada's largest NICU where the most complex neonatal care is delivered.

4 years of hiking, 4 years of impact

450+ generous supporters   |   282,152 (215km) steps hiked   |   $47,000+ raised