Thursday, February 3, 2011

CHD Awareness Week/Month

One of the most important weeks of the year for us is quickly approaching!  February is CHD Awareness Month and February 7th-14th is CHD Awareness Week.

Since Tucker is Heart Warrior and CHD Survivor, this week has become a huge part of our lives.  We want to do everything that we can to help other CHD families and to spread awareness about CHD's so that maybe others won't have to experience the things that we have some day!

During CHD Awareness Week, I will be posting a new update each day with facts and important information about CHD's.  You can help us spread awareness, help us prevent these problems from happening to others, and help us raise money for research by sharing this information and/or linking people with this site and others or by attending the following events.

Here is a list of upcoming events:

Monday, February 7 @ 6:30 pm - Dinner at Durkin's in Allen, TX - A portion of all money made at Durkin's this night will go to our support group, Amazing Little Hearts, and will be used to bless other heart families that are in the hospital.  Durkin's Pizza is officially in Allen, but it is probably more like Frisco/McKinney.  The address is 8930 Hwy 121 in Allen and is at the intersection of 121 and Custer on the North side. Join us for dinner and help support the cause and raise awareness!!!

Saturday, February 12 @ 10 am - 4 pm - Blood Drive at Medical City Children's Hospital, Dallas - Almost all of the heart families use blood products at some point in their treatment.  Donated blood supplies are always depleted and this is one of the easiest way that you can support Tucker and the cause.  Come out and donate, see the new Children's Tower, and see some of our Heart Warriors!

Monday, February 7 - Saturday, February 14 - CHD Awareness Updates - These updates will be taking place on this site and all of our friends' sites.  Please help us spread the word and link people to the sites!

There may be other events that come up, if so, I will update as the information becomes available.

Wanna know how you can get involved?  The BEST way to help us this week and to spread awareness is to share the information that we will be providing...anyway you can!  Post it on Facebook, post it on Twitter, send it in an email, tell a coworker, friend or family member what a CHD is, how common they are, and how they can be prevented.  The more people who know about CHD's, the more lives we can save!

If you have any questions or need more specific information about CHD's, Tucker's defect, how you can help, where you can donate, etc., don't hesitate to leave us a message here, email us, or call.

With love & Heart Hugs!


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