Did you know?
Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, affecting nearly 1% of―or about 40,000―births per year. (source: CDC)
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are present at birth. They include abnormalities in the heart’s structure, electrical system and other abnormalities that affect the function of the heart.
Nearly 1 in 100 babies are born with a heart defect in the United States each year. (source: CHPHC)
In fact, congenital heart defects are approximately 60 times more prevalent than childhood cancer. (source: CHOP
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in the U.S.
Being nominated as “Queen of Hearts” is an honor, but also a huge responsibility and that’s why I decided that to get involved, to be proactive and align with the American Heart Association to advocate about what I feel very strongly about … Heart Health!!
I am dedicating this platform to all my Heart Friends and Family members who aren’t able to stand here with me. I’m tired of waking up and finding out about another friend or member of my family who has lost their fight or who continue to suffer.
Our voice is strengthened by the involvement of all of us who share our mission – who share their stories and advocate on behalf of friends and family members who in their lives have been affected by heart disease. Each one of us has a story to tell. These stories make a great impact when told the right way to the right people. I became an advocate to support fellow patients, doctors, researchers, and lawmakers to share to increase awareness. Advocates are the most effective resource for learning within our own community. I am asking you for your support.
Please join me in supporting the American Heart Association. My goal is to raise another $10,000 by February 4. And if you know me I do not just want to meet that goal but beat it! For more information about me and why I care please feel free to follow along my journey on FB at Make a Splash 4 Hearts. – You or your company can: (1) buy tickets or a table to the Heart Ball in my name; (2) make a tax-deductible donation to the American Heart Association in my name; (3) become a sponsor of the Heart Ball for some extra acknowledgement; (4) Purchase one of my Heart Pendants on Etsy. (5) ALL OF THE ABOVE! Thank you for your time and consideration towards such a worthy cause.
Please help me exceed my goal of $10,000 by February 4, 2019, for it would be amazing to continue cardiovascular disease research, advocacy and education here in Louisville. Together, we can do this!
Heart Ball celebrates efforts our community has put forth to build a foundation of health and ensure everyone lives a longer, healthier life. The evening festivities include auction & mingling, dinner, and an incredible program.
Click here to visit the 2020 Louisville Heart Ball site for more information!
This Christmas 🎄 our So Southern At Heart team is selling Heart ❤️ Charms for a Cause. For every charm sold $10 will be donated to your favorite charity. Let us know in comments at Check Out. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SoSouthernAtHeart
Photo Credit: Norton Children’s Hospital