Monday, February 6, 2012
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, bowlers and donors, who helped make Strike for Hearts a success. With your generous support, you helped to bring awareness to the CHD community.
We had 96 bowlers fantastic bowlers participate in Team Carter's 1st Annual Strike for Hearts Bowl-a-thon to help raise funds for the Children's Heart Foundation. Our goal was to raise $3,000, but thanks to all of our supporters we surpassed that goal and raised nearly $5,000. We couldn't possibly have done this without the help from our community.
Once again, a huge THANK YOU for all of your wonderful support!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
On Thursday, May 19th, 2011 Maryland's House Bill 714/Senate Bill 786 were signed into law by Governor Martin O. Malley. What does this all mean you ask? This bill helps babies born in the state of Maryland receive the proper screening for Congenital Heart Disease and will kick into law starting July 1, 2011.
I can't tell you how overjoyed I was to hear this great news, but at that same moment, my heart ached for Carter- wishing I had been more aware of this disease and that they had passed this law a little sooner.
BIG THANKS and LOVE to the Easley's, Dr. Martin and anyone else that worked so hard on getting this bill passed. Because of your hard work and dedication many lives will be saved.
We walked, we moseyed, we strolled, I danced (hehe) down the sidewalk to help raise funding for CHD research.
Dr. Mary T. Donofrio who is an advocate supporter for the Congenital Heart Community came out spoke to the crowd.
Team Carter raised a total of $1500. Our original goal was $500. God is GOOD!
Overall, Team Carter along with the help of other teams raised over $68,000 (and counting)...beautiful!
Friday, March 18, 2011
As many of you know, on December 1, 2010, my son, Carter, passed away from a congenital heart defect called coronary arteries anomalies. We are starting Team Carter to benefit the Congenital Heart Walk. I would like to ask for your support by either joining the team or sending in your tax-deductible donation today!
Here are just some of the facts: Nearly two million children and adults are living with a congenital heart defect (CHD) in the United States. Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born with a CHD, making it the country’s #1 birth defect. At least 10% of all congenital heart defects are first found in adulthood. Thanks to increases in survival rates, the number of adults living with a CHD raises by 5% a year and adults with CHDs are living longer, fuller lives than ever before. Your support will continue our progress.
The Congenital Heart Walk is a joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and the Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF)! This effort will raise funds to help both organizations continue their missions.
Fighting congenital heart defects for our family is personal. Please support our efforts by joining the team or making a donation today by clicking here.
Thanks in advance.