HOUSTON- Local nurses and media personalities wore 'bad pants' at an event to celebrate the care neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses provide for the tiniest and most-critically ill babies at Texas Children's Hospital.

Houston media personalities acted as “bad pants” judges, checking out each nurse’s bad pants and awarding the top three designs with hand-painted commemorative plates created by hospital patients.

The event mimicked the spirit of the 'Bad Pants Open', an annual golf tournament, that raises funds to support research and advanced education for NICU providers at Texas Children’s.

Becca and Mike Schiff spoke about their twins Elliot and Jonah were born at just 24 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound, 6 ounces each. They were given a 25% chance of survival, but against all odds, Jonah and Elliott continued to grow stronger and are now thriving 2 year olds. T

Texas Children’s Hospital has the largest NICU in the nation and cares for more than 2,500 premature or critically-ill babies per year.