Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2010 Heart Walk

I am excited, happy, giddy, etc. to announce that Jeramie, Ethan, and myself will be participating in this year's American Heart Association Heart Walk! I don't even think I knew there was such a thing until earlier this year. I began seeing other heart moms blog about the event, and I figured it must be nationwide. A quick Google search later, and I was in touch with the community teams representative from the Triangle AHA.

We met for coffee last night and she walked me through the process of creating a team for the walk. I am PUMPED and "Team Ethan" has officially been formed! My goal is to recruit 20 team members, and for each of those members to raise $100. We have set a family goal of $500 and I really think our team can raise $2000 for this important, important cause.

I found out last night that, for our region, 97 cents of every dollar raised goes straight towards research. And, with Duke & UNC being in our backyard, we can feel pretty confident that a good chunk of that stays right here in our area. How cool is that? To think that money we raise this year could fund research that could eventually spare Ethan of further heart surgeries is a pretty dang cool thought, if I do say so myself.

I told you. I'm pumped!

So, where do you come in? First of all, I would love for all of Ethan's supporters and prayer warriors to join "Team Ethan". The walk will take place here in Raleigh. If you're local, we would love for you to join our team, raise some money, and walk with us on September 26. However, if you don't live in the area, or can't participate for other reasons, you are still more than welcome to join and fund raise. You will be with us in spirit on the day of the walk!

Even though the walk is 2 months away, the AHA would like for walkers to be registered on the team page by Monday, August 2. That's only 2 weeks away! If you're interested in joining our team, please register TODAY! Also, I plan to have shirts made. When you register, send me an e-mail at joyemullis(at)gmail(dot)com to let me know what size shirt you prefer.

(Side Note: If any locals have a good lead on a t-shirt designer/printer, please let me know!)

I am really looking forward to this! I finally feel like I have an opportunity to give back, and this is something that has been stirring inside of me for a while now.

So, what are you waiting for??

Go join our team and start raising money. Ethan will thank you from the bottom of his mended heart!


Jennifer said...

hey Joye! I am planning on walking pending the time of the walk itself. As soon as that is determined, I will sign up!

Shannon Smith said...

The Smith family will be there.

kerry said...

Try CustomInk.com for the t-shirts. They make it easy to create a design and have many options. The more shirts you order, the cheaper it is per shirt. We did the Hanes Beefy T's, though I found that they did shrink a bit and wished I had a slightly larger size than I anticipated.

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