BENEFITING: The Children's Heart Foundation Texas Chapter
EVENT: Austin Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: Feb 19, 2017
Hello Friends, I would like to invite everyone to donate to my fundraising page. This is my second year raising funds for the Children's Heart Foundation Texas Chapter. Thanks to everyone who donated last year and helped me reach more than my initial goal. I am asking for everyone to help me again this year to reach my goal and to show your support by donating to CHF. I have created this fundraising page to raise funds for children who are born with CHD-Congenital Heart Defect and to also participate in 2017 Austin Half Marathon. Please help us by giving whatever you can by clicking on the 'Donate' button. The more people that know about donating on my fundraising page the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
The Children's Heart Foundation Texas Chapter wrote-
CHF Texas is thrilled to be part of Austin Gives Miles and the Austin Marathon for the fourth year! This is a wonderful way to push hard for a great cause.
When you choose TEAM CHF you are helping raise awareness for the #1 birth defect and your financial support will help fund life-saving grants to the most skilled physicians in this field.
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." -Albert Einstein
Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD.
An approximate 100-200 deaths are due to unrecognized heart disease in newborns each year. These numbers exclude those dying before diagnosis. (Source: CHPHC)
Approximately 25% of children born with a CHD will need heart surgery or other interventions to survive. (Source: CHPHC)
The Children’s Heart Foundation has funded over $8.4 million to basic science, translational and clinical CHD research projects at leading research centers across the US and Canada.
Congenital heart defects are common and can be deadly, yet CHD research is grossly under-funded relative to the prevalence of the disease.
"No-one has ever become poor by giving."- Anne Frank
Thank you for your support by donating to CHF Texas Chapter!