Geared toward high schools and colleges, this yearlong, student-led fundraiser culminates in a day of dancing. Fundraising helps kids at your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital—Boston Children's (that's us!).
It’s National Heart Month again, and you know what that means! Yes, the Helpful Hounds have returned to help us raise awareness for kids with congenital heart disease! !! Our ultimate goal is to help support the Heart Fund at Boston Children's Hospital, which will hopefully one day make it possible for these kids to transition from congenital heart warriors, to congenital heart survivors. *By holding this fundraiser, It is our aim to show you how inspiring and tough these little ones can be; and to highlight how much they have to teach us about living our best lives. *In purchasing one of these calendars, and hanging it on your wall, we hope it will provide you with a daily reminder of how these courageous little ones approach each day; with bravery, with enthusiasm, with appreciation and with joy! In this way, they just may end up healing all of our hearts!
In Honor of My Heart Heroes:
I am raising money in honor of two amazing families, each touched by CHD. Both families were blessed with beautiful little girls, born just days apart, each with unique congenital heart defects. Aubrey and Zoe both became regular patients at Boston Children’s Hospital over the first few years of their lives; each getting to experience the incredible advancements being utilized, and the unparalleled care being provided by the doctors and nurses who work there. Thanks to BCH, Zoe continues to make progress. She is a happy five-year-old teaching us all a thing or two about how to live our best lives. This feat seems nothing short of miraculous considering where she was just a few years ago! There are many children, like Zoe, who benefit from all the incredible new treatments and surgical techniques being discovered and cultivated by the amazing Doctors, nurses, and scientists at BCH. Despite how far they have come though, CHD remains a formidable foe. There is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to finding a cure. Tragically, Aubrey‘s condition was one that did not respond to any existing treatments, and despite their best efforts, the doctors were unable to fix her heart. She lost her hard fought battle in July, 2018. On that day, heaven became an even more beautiful place. Both families teach me about strength and perseverance every day. They face adversity with courage, and tragedy with grace; and they teach us all how to find beauty in every aspect of life. They continuously inspire me.
What are we supporting?
Your contribution will go directly to the Heart Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital.
"Each year, roughly 40,000 American children are born with a congenital heart defect. Although the rate of CHDs has not decreased over time, more children born with these abnormalities are surviving to adulthood because of new innovations, and groundbreaking discoveries! The Heart Fund supports Boston Children's groundbreaking advancements in the diagnosis, treatment and cure of heart conditions, which will help these courageous kiddos now, and in the future! Recently named #1 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by the U.S.News & World Report, BCH stands alone in its dedication to achieve the best possible outcome for every chikd it treats."
Where can you purchase one of these awesome Calendars?
I will be selling these “pawtastic” 12 month wall calendars for the entire month of February, a.k.a. National Heart Month. *Don’t worry about missing a month, the calendar runs from March 2021-February, 2022! *This year’s theme, “Legends”, is inspired by our heart heroes and their families. Their strength is most certainly a thing of legends! We hope you’ll enjoy the PAW-tabulous hounds nominated for this year’s calendar. We hope they bring a smile to your face every day of the year! *They are $20 each + shipping You can also make a donation directly to this site. Every dollar helps and is greatly appreciated! Starting February 1st, you will be able to purchase your calendars through my Etsy page at:
100% of the proceeds accumulated from the sale of these calendars, along with any donations made via this site, will go directly to the Heart Fund!
Please consider supporting this worthy cause! If you can’t afford to make a donation or buy a calendar, perhaps consider sharing the link! Either way, thank you for taking the time to learn a little about these amazing kids!