BENEFITING: YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL
EVENT DATE: Feb 24, 2012
Did you know??
-1 in 4 deaths in the United States is due to heart disease
-1 in 3 people (80 Million) in the United States have some form of heart disease, which can include severe chest pain, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke
February is National Heart Awareness Month and Black Bear New Haven & Wicked Wolf Tavern want to make you aware!!
These are the facts and together we can help make a difference by raising awareness AND funds for Yale-New Haven Hospital's Cardiology and Vascular Center.
On Friday, February 24th, Black Bear is kicking off the fundraiser with a $3 You Call It Happy Hour for 2 hours (for anyone who donates $5 to YNHH). There will be two Happy Hour Times from 5-7pm or 7-9pm so everyone can help out!! There will be raffle prizes, such as an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun, a Corona Snowboard, and many more, along with Hour D'oeuvres, and the Official After Party at Wicked Wolf Tavern.
* ALL PROCEEDS will go DIRECTLY to Yale-New Haven's Cardiology and Vascular Center*
For more information call Black Bear at 203.562.2327 or email our Sales & Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
I must say that I have always shown involvement in charities throughout my life, primarily because I would just like to make whatever changes I can, and help in anyway. However, this fundraiser is different because it personally touches my life. For those of you who do not know, or know the story very well, my father has been fighting heart problems for the past 4 years, shortly after his retirement as a police officer of 38 years. To sum it up, his heart only functions at 20-30%, he has a pacemaker, a defibrillator, and all the above care he can receive to help his heart. I've spent those nights fearing that late night phone call no one ever wants to get, watching something as simple as a cold knock him down for weeks, and prayed that with him laying in my lap, after his defibrillator went off, that it would please please work and save his life, that he would wake up. Sometimes the worst part of it all, is not those sudden life or death moments, but watching the slow decline of health in someone you love the most. Watching as they can't do what they used to, do the things they love, or even enjoy the life they thought they would have after working their entire life.
So why am I telling you this? Not for sympathy, but for understanding, understanding that I am doing this fundraiser to create awareness, to hopefully prevent other people from suffering from the same experience, and for everyone to realize that their heart can make a difference. So whether you take the time to get your heart checked out, can attend our fundraiser, make a donation to Yale-New Haven Cardiology and Vascular Center, or just share this event with all your friends on Facebook, it will all help to take a step in the right direction.