Thursday, October 7, 2010

2010 AHA Heart Walk

The Nashville Heart Walk turned out to be a HUGE success!!  Our team "Little Heart Heroes" had around 60 walkers & raised over $3000!  We far surpassed our goals considering we started with a goal of getting 10 people to walk with us and we hoped to raise at least $250.  Thank you so much to everyone who supported Cain, Colby, and all the other Heart Heroes out there.  I also want to send a HUGE thank you to Becca's & Jason's friend Gary Benz with US Imports.  He provided 50 shirts for free.  We couldn't have had these awesome shirts without his help!  We are already looking forward to next years walk.  I feel confident our team will continue to grow & we will continue to grow our donations.
Colby & Cain in their super hero capes
True Heart Heroes

Cain enjoying his ride

I love that Cain walked over the finish line.  I could cry everytime I look at this picture. 

This is been a rough week in the CHD community.  Many of you know I read many heart family blogs and keep up with heart families through facebook.  We are all there to support each other which I think is terrific.  Some weeks are harder than others though.  This week has been one of those tough weeks for the CHD community.   I have been very heartbroken to learn of 9 children who have passed away this week due to this terrible disease.  That is 9 too many!!  I can't stand congenital heart disease and I wish terribly that there was a cure.  Sadly there is no cure and sadly many of our children will never really be "fixed".    Yet there is a lot of HOPE!  I will continue to do all I can to promote awareness and also help provide funding for research.  

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you to those who joined us for the walk and thank you to everyone who sent in donations.  You all had a part in creating awareness of Congenital Heart Defects and helped provide funding that as you can see is SO desperately needed for research.  

1 comment:

Tiffany Lockette said...

I would love to walk and help raise money at next years event. I live in Atlanta but love to visit Nashville and I would be honored to be a part of the event. I follow Colby's blog to as well as many other heart babies blogs. You are right, they are the real heros. Remember me and count me in for next year!!