Tuesday, July 19, 2011

saving tiny hearts

Last weekend we attended the 6th annual Saving Tiny Hearts gala downtown. It was an incredible night, filled with amazing people with amazing stories, and lots of goosebumps and tears.

I am beyond happy that my husband is involved with this charity. When he was very little, he lost a brother to a congenital heart defect.  Congenital Heart Defects are the number one birth defect in infants. In the US alone, over 25,000 babies are born each year with a congenital heart defect. That translates to 1 out of every 115 to 150 births. (To put those numbers into perspective, only 1 in every 800 to 1,000 babies is born with Downs Syndrome). Nearly twice as many children die from Congenital Heart Defects in the United States each year as from all forms of childhood cancers combined, yet funding for pediatric cancer research is five times higher than funding for CHD.

Saving Tiny Hearts is a grassroots organization that has helped raise over $800,000 in funding to support research projects to help prevent and cure Congenital Heart Defects that have caused many deaths and serious heartache in many families.
Please visit SavingTinyHearts.org to learn more about saving tiny hearts and to help support this cause.

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