You know that Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th. Are you aware there is another special event occurring on the same day? It is called A Day For Hearts. The purpose of this event is to help spread awareness and raise funds to fight a killer that claims thousands of lives every year. That killer is Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).
Eight of every 1000 children born alive (0.8%) will have some form of congenital heart defect. Millions of newborn infants and children are affected.
Heart surgeon, Dr.Mani, is on a mission to stop this killer. He has established the Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation where awareness is increased and funds are raised to make critical heart surgeries available for financially poor infants and children in India.
You can have a part in raising public awareness of CHD and in saving lives. Go to http://www.chdinfo.com/chdaware/ to learn about CHD and to discover several ways you can contribute.
One of the ways to contribute is to build blogs that promote A Day For Hearts. I recently built the How To Find Volunteer Opportunities blog as a part of Dr.Mani’s 10-Day CHD Blog Challenge. This is one of the websites that will promote A Day For Hearts all year long.
On Valentine’s Day, give your heart to helping save the life of a child born with CHD.