Last year Brent and I participated in the local heart walk to support one of our friends who has a daughter with congential heart defects. It was such a good feeling to take part and help support an important cause. We already knew Cohen’s diagnoses so it quickly became a very important occasion to us. Last year we talked about putting a team together this year for Cohen. We are still doing that 🙂
The team is called Team Cohen 🙂
I sent an email out to our local friends in family to see if they would want to participate on our team. If you would like the email, and did not get it, please let me know and I will get it sent to you!
The walk is on April 2nd.
I thought I would share the team shirt with you all. Much thanks to Jessica for putting it together for us! Mine and Brent’s shirts will be a bit different, but you will see that once I post pictures from the walk.
The heart walk is sponsored by the American Heart Association. Brent and I set a team goal to make $500 in donations to the AHA. We are already over half way there!
I’ve had several people who have contacted me and told me they or their child participated in a walk, activity, etc. in support of heart disease and that they did it memory of Cohen. That really means so much to us! We appreciate it greatly and feel so blessed to have so many support a cause so close to our heart, in memory of Cohen!
I shared a few heart facts in the email I sent out..
A few heart facts:
– Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defect in America, affecting approximately one in one hundred, or 40,000 newborns each year.
– CHDs are responsible for one third of all birth defect-related deaths and sadly 20 percent of children who make it through birth will not survive past their first birthday.
– Of every dollar the government spends on medical funding, only a fraction of a penny is directed toward congenital heart defect research.
– 1 in 3 Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease.
– Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.