Team Brookie B
Dear Family and Friends:
As many of you know, on June 8th, 2008, our peanut Brooke Mehlberg, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, or VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect). That was almost 9 years ago and despite some very challenging times, she is doing great! To recognize this important time in our lives, we have brought back Team Brookie B for the 8th year to benefit the Congenital Heart Walk and others like Brooke. This event is growing every year and we are so proud to be apart of it. Our family is honored to be apart of this event and will continue to raise money for awareness as this affects so many. Again, I would like to ask for your support by either joining our team or sending in your tax-deductible donation today!
Here are just some of the facts: Nearly two million children and adults are living with a congenital heart defect (CHD) in the United States. Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born with a CHD, making it the country #1 birth defect. At least 10% of all congenital heart defects are first found in adulthood. Thanks to increases in survival rates, the number of adults living with a CHD rises by 5% a year and adults with CHDs are living longer, fuller lives than ever before. Your support will continue our progress.
The Congenital Heart Walk is an exciting joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and the Children Heart Foundation (CHF)! This effort will raise funds to help both organizations continue their missions to address the needs of both the newly diagnosed and long-term survivors of congenital heart defects, in a truly inspirational day of sharing, caring and fun.
As you have read, fighting congenital heart defects for our family is personal. Please support our efforts by joining the team or making a donation today.
Thanks in advance. We look forward to hearing from you soon!