CHD Awareness week, that is!
February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness week!
Heart month has officially arrived!! Our week of the heart month to spread awareness of the most deadliest form of congenital defects is coming soon! There is a LOT going on, both locally and throughout blogland to help spread awareness, so get your pen and paper handy!
Monday, February 7 @ 6:30 pm - Dinner at Durkin's in McKinney, TX - This is a local event whose proceeds will benefit the Amazing Little Hearts Support group that serves our heart home hospital, Medical City Dallas. Join us for dinner and help support a cause and raise awareness!!
Saturday, February 12 @ 10 am - 4 pm - Blood Drive at Medical City Children's Hospital, Dallas - Many of our heart families depend on blood products to help their child through various surgeries. Come out and donate!
Monday, February 7 through Sunday, February 14 - Interview with a Heart Mom or Dad - Blog Event hosted by WhenLifeHandsYouABrokenHeart.blogspot.com - Daily interviews with 7 amazing heart parents.
Tuesday, February 15 @ 9:00 am CST - Relationships - Blog Event hosted by WhenLifeHandsYouABrokenHeart.blogspot.com - Heart families will discuss openly the struggles in their relationships with friends and family through their journey with their child's CHD. I will be "linking-in", so you can read about our experience with this topic!
And last but not least, an online experience, soon to rollout, will help spread CHD awareness and raise money for our favorite charity, The Children's Heart Foundation the week of February 14. Stay tuned for details! You won't want to miss it!
Looking for a way to get involved? The BEST things you can do to help spread awareness is get the facts out - anyway you can! Twitter it, Facebook it, tell a coworker, friend or family member what a CHD is. The more people who know about it, the more lives we can save! I created a page "CHD Facts" that has a list of just that, facts about CHD's. Copy and paste them anywhere you choose!
Can you feel the excitement?!