BENEFITING: MENDED HEARTS INC
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
Ashley Rock wrote -
As many people in my life are aware of, I am a survivor of a congenital heart defect known as AVD with mitral valve regurgitation. I received open heart surgery at 6 months old. I was blessed in needing only one surgery, unlike many children who needed more. As I became into adulthood my heart began to have a new arrhythmia. I was having premature ventricular contractions which caused my heart to literally skip a beat. Last year after many tests I had a cardiac ablation with sucess for only one month. Like many CHD children and adults the journey never ends. There are life long appointments, tests and surgeries.
Mended Little Hearts of Chicago is an amazing organization that offers support and comfort to families and children who are diagnosed with CHD. They offer monthly support meetings, care bags and angel boxes for those who lost their battle. Hearing that your newborn baby has a heart defect is terrifying and stressful. MLH of Chicago tries to do their best to let new parents of the CHD world not feel so alone. Anything that you are able to donate is greatly appreciated. Your donation is tax deductible and it provides hope and security to the many babies born with CHD. Thank you.
If you would like to walk with my team (Team ROCK) please keep reading to see all the deatils.
Join us for our 4th Annual ROAR & Walk for Little Hearts! Rain or Shine, the walk will take place!
Moraine Valley College-Soccer Field 9000 W College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL
Registration is FREE for children under 18!
Walk registration for all who do NOT register online will begin at 9am as well as collecting team donations.
Unfortunately, NO DOGS are allowed!
Strollers, wagons and motorized scooters are welcomed
*All walk team captains receive 1 (size Large) FREE walk shirt! All team captains need to pick up a bag at registration with team shirt/s
Order your walk shirts and personalized heart warrior lawn signs here
9:00am-Registration/Donation collection *Walk registration ONLY for all who do NOT register online as well as collecting team donations.
10:00am-Walk Acknowledgements CHD Angel Remembrance
10:15am-Fitness Warm Up
*Once around the college is just under 2 miles, if you'd like to run you may do so but will start before walkers.
Join us after the walk for pictures, face painting, balloon making,
"Stitch the Lion" Mended Little Hearts of Chicago's official mascot, crafts and more!
T-shirt (size large) $100
Jacket (size large) $600-$1000
Lawn chair $1100-$2500
*Top fundraising team will be 2017 ROAR & Walk for little Hearts Grand Walk Marshall & 6 tickets to our MLHChicago Sox Game
Since 2004, Mended Little Hearts mission is to empower familes affected by Congenital Heart Defects and provide an outlet through which they can find answers, education, resources and access to local-based peer-to-peer support – building hope for the future. With Mended Little Hearts, children with congenital heart defects (CHD) and their families find strength and understanding from those who share the same experience. We let them know they are NOT alone.
Since 2007, Mended Little Hearts of Chicago has supported heart families with Bravery Bags, angel boxes and so much more all run by our 100% volunteer Chicago leaders.
Please click here to check out how to become a Sponsor for our event.