Monday, February 14, 2011

CHD Awareness Event

Wow, February is such a busy month for us! The culmination of all of our events was our CHD Awareness Valentine’s Party for Mended Little Hearts and the community. Over 120 people came to our party. We put together a slideshow of our kids and some information about MLH and congenital heart defects. We also made posters that we put around the room with pictures of our kids and a CHD fact. The kids got to make crafts—a  picture frame with a photo from our “photo booth,” and a beautiful stained glass heart. They also got to see and explore an ambulance (Thank you AMR). We had some delicious food and beautiful Valentine’s cupcakes. And, the blood source blood mobile was there and we were able to donate 25 units of blood for us in our community. It was a such a great success and we are so grateful to the Sierra Health Foundation for granting us the use of their facility and for providing the children’s food and dessert at no cost to us.
The spread

The room with Drew's slide from the slideshow

Our Awareness Table

One of our Awareness Posters, featuring Drew

One of our member families enjoying the craft table

AMR brought an ambulance for the kids to explore

We donated 25 units of blood to BloodSource!
Carey, Gina and Andrea-MLH Leadership Team

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