...we have been blessed with a tremendous showing of support from the South Florida community.
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Coconut Creek, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) February 18, 2011
Come out and lace up your shoes, together we can heal a heart. The South Florida Chapter of “It’s My Heart”, Inc. the preeminent nonprofit provider of strength and support for those affected by congenital heart defects, today announced that on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 7:30am to 12:00pm in an effort to raise community awareness for the number one birth defect in the United States, it will be kicking off the First Annual Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Fun Walk/Run at Tradewinds Park, in Coconut Creek, FL. The walk site is http://imhwalkforchd.kintera.org/southflorida where you can find more event details.
“Locally since we started our chapter in 2010 we have reached out to more than 300 families through our advocacy programs and events. On a National level our 11 chapters have provided support services for more than 30,000 families since inception in 2006, and although we are a young chapter we have been blessed with a tremendous showing of support from the South Florida community,” said Urquisa Fernandez, President of the It’s My Heart South Florida Chapter.
Big businesses have also stepped up to sponsor the First Annual “It’s My Heart” Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Fun Walk/Run. Including the Holtz Children’s Hospital in affiliation with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, which has underwritten the “It’s My Heart” Kids Zone as well as the Joe DiMaggio Hospital. Other generous backers include PepsiCo, Inc., Chick-Fil-A, PNC Bank, Whole Foods of Coral Springs, JRC Transportation, Pubset Printing and Design, Playtown Café, Cadeci International, Lola’s Facepainting, Diane Schafer Photography, 911 CrossFit, and Boca Raton Public Relations Agency, Total Acclaim Inc.
“It’s My Heart” also expresses their sincere gratitude in recognition of the following event contributors: The City of Coconut Creek, Coconut Creek Fire Chief Steve Pollio, Margate Fire Chief Dan Booker and the Margate/Coconut Creek Fire Department, Publix Super Markets, Inc., GP4 Productions, Lion Country Safari, Butterfly World, La Bamba Restaurant, Okeechobee Steakhouse, and Starbucks at the Coconut Creek Promenade Shops.
“It is because of this kind of big-hearted generosity, that I look forward to the future of this event and our organization. In February 2010 our national walk in Houston, TX had more than 3,000 attendees, which raised more than $120,000. I have faith that together with the people here in South Florida, that we can also attain this level of success,” added Fernandez.
For more information about the It's My Heart Tax-Exempt 501(c) 3 Organization please visit http://www.itsmyheart.org or to reach Urquisa Fernandez for comments please contact Geoffrey Klein of Total Acclaim Inc. at GKlein(at)TotalAcclaim(dot)com or at (561) 544-2507 main & (561) 289-6763 cell.
Event Link http://imhwalkforchd.kintera.org/southflorida It’s My Heart South Florida Chapter Link http://www.itsmyheart.org/imh-chapters/florida/south-florida/ Come visit us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=254446381199&v=wall
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