Heidi's Hope: Bowling to Strike Out Congenital Heart Defects

Heidi's Hope: Bowling to Strike Out Congenital Heart Defects

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Heidi's Hope raises money for congenital heart defect research in hopes to someday give all CHD babies and children safer procedures, a more consistent prognosis and a cure.

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Update #14

over 5 years ago

We are extending the donating time until 6 pm. today as I have received several calls from people who cannot make the bowl-a-thon tomorrow but still wanted to donate. So, go ahead and share and donate as we will maintain activity until 6 pm. this evening. Can we get to $1500 by 6pm? Let's try!

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On October 5, 2014, Heidi's Hope is hosting a two hour bowl-a-thon.  Please consider sponsoring me for this event with your donation.  All funds raised will go to the Heidi's Hope Fund for CHD research at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.  Your donations are tax deductible as C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is a registered 501c3.  

1. Congenital Heart Defects are the #1 birth defect in the world and are the #1 cause of birth of infants in the U.S.

2. About 1 out of every 100 babies are born each year with a Congenital Heart Defect.  That is over one million worldwide!

3. This year, over 100,000 babies will not live to see their first birthday because of Congenital Heart Defects

4. Nearly twice as many children die from Congenital Heart Defects in the United States each year as from all forms of childhood cancers combined.  Many people do no realize that CHDs are that serious.

5. Of every dollar the government spends on medical funding, only a fraction of a penny goes to Congenital Heart Defect research.

You may register to bowl at www.heidishopefund.weebly.com or at www.heidishope.eventzilla.net .  

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

UPDATE-Just a few more hours

We are extending the donating time until 6 pm. today as I have received several calls from people who cannot make the bowl-a-thon tomorrow but still wanted to donate. So, go ahead and share and donate as we will maintain activity until 6 pm. this evening. Can we get to $1500 by 6pm? Let's try!

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over 5 years ago

Today is the last day for ONLINE donations.

Please put us on your list of things to do today. A donation to Heidi's Hope help fund Congenital Heart Defect Research at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. If you have never been touched by someone who has a CHD, here are some important facts:
1. CHDs are the #1 cause of infant death in the U.S.
2. Thousands of children and babies die each year due to CHDs
3. Every 15 minutes a baby is born with a CHD
4. Thanks to CHD Research, more children are living to see adulthood than ever before
5. CHD research continues to be a very underfunded area of medicine despite its'growing prevalence
6. Most causes for CHD are unknown, however, some may be genetic
7. According to the Center for Disease Control, About 69% of babies born with critical CHDs are expected to survive to 18 years of age.
8. The estimated medical care costs WITH private insurance for an average infant with any CHD was about $23,000 for families out of pocket. Costs were much more higher for infants with a severe CHD.
9. According to the Children's Heart Foundation, Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect. Thousands of them will not reach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
10. At this time, it is estimated that there are 2 MILLION CHD survivors in the U.S.
Please donation today! www.fundly.com/Heidishope

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over 5 years ago

Thank you!

I want to thank all of you for your participation in this online fundraising. Thank you for your donations. Thank you for becoming supporters and sharing on social media. Thank you for setting up your own fundraising pages and helping earn what money we have. We are so close to halfway to our goal. The event is 2 days away. I pray that over the next couple days and on the day of the event we can pull all money together and beat our initial goal. Today is the last day of online fundraising. Thank you for all of your help!

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over 5 years ago

Post Your Site!

Share your site, post it to social media! Send an email! Let's started collecting CHD Research money and get that number closer to our goal. We are just over 25% of our goal right now. Thank you to all of you who have helped, are helping and plan on making a donation!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

4 Days Left

Only 4 days left to donate online towards the Heidi's Hope Bowl-a-thon. Please consider donating to this cause. All donations benefit Congenital Heart Defect Research at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. CHDs are the #1 cause of infant death in the U.S. Thanks to research, more children' with CHDs are now living to 18 years of age. Please support CHD Research!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Almost to 25% of our goal!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. We have almost hit 25% of our goal! Check it out: http://fundly.com/heidishope .

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

The countdown is on!

We are down to 8 days left to raise money online. We will not be accepting online donations after that. If you have not donated yet but plan to do so, please do it today! If you haven't started collecting pledges yet, get started with no hassle my clicking "Become a Fundraiser". We are behind quite a bit on our goal, but we still have 8 days for online donating and 9 days for collecting cash donations. Thank you everyone for your continued support and keep up the great work and commitment.

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

YEAH!

We have reached 10% of our goal. Thank you to all of you for supporting Heidi's Hope and CHD research. Please take some time to send out some emails and post on social media the reason why you are supporting this campaign. Of course, it can be personal, or for a friend, or just because. For those of you who donated and support Heidi's Hope we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! For those of you who have heart babies or you, yourself, have a CHD, you know how hard it is to raise funding for CHD research due to the lack of awareness and myths of CHD. Please continue to share your stories. Share statistics and share your knowledge. Thank you, all of you, for your time and your support!

Please note, that the picture I've shared with this post is that of the square made in honor of Heidi on one of the CHD Awareness quilts that goes all around the world promoting CHD Awareness.

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Standings

Anyone curious about who is in the top 4 for pledges online? Now, take into account that this does not include everyone's offline pledge earnings:
So far the top 4 earners are Benjamin Farrer, Heidi Seaman, Sarah Avink and May Rousch. Raise $125 in pledges for a 3 day/2 night hotel stay of your choice. Top 4 earn $500 online shopping sprees. Anyone ready to raise more pledges for the bowl-a-thon? Get sharing your personal sites and spreading the word to raise money for CHD Research!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Fundraising Friday

On average, every 15 minutes a baby is born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Approximately 13 babies/children will die daily from a CHD in the U.S. alone. When considering the worldwide rate, that daily amount is much higher. Of every dollar the government spends on medical funding only a fraction of a penny is directed toward congenital heart defect research. CHD research depends heavily on private funding for new and continued research.

Let's make today a day to share our personalized websites , spread CHD awareness and ask for donations for CHD Research. The Heidi's Hope CHD Research Fund provides funding to CHD research at the University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Please help by sharing this cause , telling your CHD story and/or making a donation . Thank You!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Keep It UP!

Thank you EVERYONE who has become a supporter, a fundraiser or a donor! We are just under 10% of our goal just in online giving! Let's make it a goal to hit $500 in donations online by midnight tonight! Share this update or post your personalized site on your social media pages today! Let's hit $500 by midnight! Support CHD Research and save the lives of babies and children!

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over 5 years ago

Check Out My Latest Campaign Update

We gained more supporters and fundraisers over the weekend! I'm so grateful to see the donations that have come in over the weekend as well. Keep it up, all of you, who continue to raise awareness, show your support and give with your your heart. Thank you!

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over 5 years ago

Check Out My Latest Campaign Update-Football Passes

We are able to give away 2 sets of 4 passes for a private pre-season University of Michigan practice/scrimmage at Michigan Stadium. Please register here and Become a Fundraiser to enter. Go to: http://heidishopefund.weebly.com to see details and rules.

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over 5 years ago

Check Out My Latest Campaign Update

We only have 93 days left to raise funding for CHD research online for this event!

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