Hi There! I know it has been a while since my last blog. I have been dealing with some personal issues, but I am back with share with you something that is very important for me. As you know it is officially spring, though I woke up to below freezing temperature this morning, I still feel spring in the air. Why not take advantage of it. Especially, if you leave near the Washington D.C. metro area imagine the Tidal Basin filled with the beautiful blooming cherry blossom. What a breathtaking view!
Now let spring inspire us to take a healthy step and mark your calendar for the Annual Congenital Heart Walk in Wheaton Maryland. This year again it is taking place at the beautiful Wheaton Regional Park located at 2000 Shorefield Road, Wheaton, MD (just off the Beltway) on Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 a.m. The walk is for a wonderful cause. The Congenital Heart Walk is a national fundraising event series benefiting the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). We walk to honor and remember the millions who have been impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD). CHD is the most common birth defect effecting approximately 8 in every 1000 babies born each year. As a research personnel, working at the Heart Institute of Children’s National Health System, I have seen babies and children who are born with complex heart disease who are rushed to the hospital for open heart surgery when they are just a hour or so old. I have friend who have been impacted by the defect and I am joining the walk to for my friends and everyone I serve and had the privilege of knowing with the condition who are know longer among us.
Hence, please joins us to support such an important cause. If you cannot join us in person please support us in spirit by donating to the link. Thank you for being part of this wonderful cause.