Thursday, March 7, 2013

Central Texas Congenital Heart Walk

Greetings, Heart Friends!  Today's blog is about an event that is only days away -- The Central Texas Congenital Heart Walk!  This will be happening on March 16, 2013.

Today, in Temple, Texas it was a gorgeous day and 70 degrees.  I am hopeful it will be just as lovely in Austin when we will have our walk around Mueller Lake Park.  This will be the first year my family participates in the walk. We are very excited because Alex will be flying home from college on Friday and Saturday we will take part in the walk as a family. Since Alex was born with a serious congenital heart defect, which has resulted in three open-heart surgeries, it seems most appropriate that Alex be an integral part of our walk.

I hope that everyone in the Central Texas area will come out this year to support the cause (Children's Heart Foundation) because it is a very special organization that has as its mission "to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects." There is no other organization that I know of which is devoted to this one and only cause. 

I am going to set up a team -- Team Alex! Please join us if you like or start your own team. The idea is to get out, support the cause and meet others who champion congenital heart defects -- the Number One Birth Defect. We need to get the word out. We need to let people know that there is not enough being done to prevent these birth defects from occurring and there isn't enough research being done to help prevent the premature death of thousand of innocent victims. United together, we can raise money, fund research and save lives.

To learn more about the walk, or to register a team, please go to this link: 

Thank you for your support.  I hope to see many new and old friends at the walk! I'll post photos in a subsequent blog. 

1 comment:

Mary Black said...

I would love to join you, but I will be in the Lower Pecos that day, hiking a canyon. I will think of you!