Thursday, January 31, 2008

Let's Spread the Word!

Did you know that 1 out of every 100 children is born with a
Congenital Heart Defect?

For the 29 days of February, this blog will be updated every day, each with a focus on creating awareness for this overlooked, but very important health crisis. The blog will feature facts about this sometimes deadly defect, stories of inspiration and courage, and ideas for ways that you can help to spread the word about CHD and the need for public attention, government action and research funding. Throughout the month links will be added to support groups, research, facts and other useful information.

On each of the 7 days of the official CHD Awareness week (Feb. 7-14th, 2008), lists of seven items relating to CHD will be provided. Let's see how creative it can get! Feel free to send in your ideas for lists of 7 (see left-hand column for a few of the list ideas we have started with!).

You can join this grassroots crusade, too. Check out the facts listed to the right and share them in an email or on your blog. Add one of the CHD Awareness logos and a link to your MySpace page, LinkedIn page, FaceBook, blog or wherever you lurk in cyberspace. Better yet, join in the blog-a-thon from February 7-14 and create your own lists of 7.

Send ideas, get inspired and most importantly - SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT CHD!!