Friday, July 22, 2011

7.22.11 - Pick a Cause - ANY Cause!!

Alright folks, we have a LOT going on as far as fundraising goes for various charities who support CHD Research and Support for families of children with CHD's.  So, go ahead - pick your cause and help support one of ours!!

Whole Hearts Foundation - Pepsi $50,000 Grant Challenge - Deadline July 31
Various charities are battling it out to win Pepsi's $50,000 grant to fund the charity with the most votes!  The Whole Hearts Foundation was created by Matt Hammitt, lead singer of the Christian band Sanctus Real, and his wife Sarah Hammitt, to provide a charity whose mission is to support families of children with Congenital Heart Defects.  Their son, Bowen, was born with HLHS in 2010.  They need this grant to get the Whole Hearts Foundation up and running and with your votes, it is definitely possible!!  You can either text your vote (text 107706 to Pepsi phone number 73774) or click on the link I set up to the right and it will take you to the online voting page.  You can vote once a day, and right now, Whole Hearts is in the #26, so we need your votes!!  I found the text voting is really easy, and if we could get all of our friends and family (and blogland) to participate, we could really make a difference!

Books for Charley - Accepting Books or Monetary Donations for Books through August 31
As a heart momma, this story touched my heart and I wanted to share this amazing story with you.  Books for Charley was started as a way to honor the life of a heart hero, Charley, who earned her angel wings suddenly not too long ago.  Donations of books that will be donated to the Children's Hospital in Omaha, NE are being collected through various online outlets, such as my blog friend Jenny's page or you can visit the Books for Charley facebook page.  You can also visit Charley's blog to read more about her story.

Hems for Hearts Charity Fashion Show and Auction - Saturday, September 10
This local event will help raise funds for our Amazing Little Hearts Support Group.  Liam will be modeling in the MadisonLily fashion show, plus a few of my art pieces as well as my mom's art pieces will be up for the silent auction.  They will have games, activities, food and fun for the whole family, so if you're local, please come check it out!  I have a link to the right on this page you can click and it will take you to the Hems for Hearts homepage, where you can purchase tickets and get details.  We are excited about this opportunity to help our local group who provides wonderful events, resources and support to families of CHD children within our own hospital.

TEAM LIAM 2011 - Sunday, December 4
The 2nd Annual Team Liam will again participate in the Dallas White Rock Marathon on Sunday, December 4!  The Children's Heart Foundation will be our beneficiary of all monies raised and our goal is to reach $10,000!  Last year we came SO close at $9,330, so this year I want to exceed that! I've had many friends and family mention they would love to run this year, so now is the time to get training and register for the race!  I created a separate page on this blog where you can find links to everything you need to do to commit and help raise funds for the Children's Heart Foundation, or to simply just help support our team.  We will also be selling Team Liam t-shirts AND running jerseys this year, for those who are unable to participate in our race, but would like to wear our cause on their backs so to speak!

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