Saturday, March 19, 2011

Jumprope for Heart

if you've been a reader here for a while, you might remember 3 1/2 years ago my mom died, suddenly and unexpectedly at the young age of 50.

heart disease scares the crap out of me.

so, imagine my delight when ashlyn came home from school begging for permission to jumprope, during school hours, to raise money for kids needing heart procedures and to raise her own awareness about what she can do to keep her heart healthy.

she loves to jumprope AND she wants to do it in memory of her Big Grammy who we miss every single day.

of course, it was easy to say yes!

over the next few days we talked about goals and the right reasons to do things, and then she decided to set a personal fundraising goal of $150.

then i dropped the ball and didn't help her do any fund-raising at all. :( bad mommy.

so just yesterday, i figured out how to set up her personal fund-raising page through the American Heart Association and so far we've raised $80! thank you facebook friends!

can you help ashlyn reach her goal?

if so, please visit her personal fundraising page by clicking here.

*all donations are 100% tax deductible*

and i wouldn't feel right closing this email without saying THANK YOU, every one of you, for visiting here and for allowing me a moment to make mention of this even......whether you chose to donate or not. :)

love to you all!


  1. this is wonderful that she wants to do this and is very excited about doing the fund raiser.I hope she reaches her goal!! and no you are not a bad mom because you are not doing the major fund raising..she is doing it..she will grow and learn from this did get the facebook page up and running.
    Yea Ashlyn!!

  2. My son's school used to do this but not anymore.
    I lost my Dad in 2001 to heart disease. He was 54---way too young. I myself have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Heart disease is something I think about Daily.

    I just made a donation--Hope you make your goal.
    and Keep Jumping!


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