Join us in remembering and celebrating the children and adults we have lost to congenital heart disease by participating in the Remember Our Hearts Virtual Charity Race. The event begins on October 18 and finishes on October 25, the National CHD Day of Remembrance. This virtual event is a meaningful way to honor our Heart Angels and raise much needed awareness about the impact of CHD on families. While our Heart Angels may no longer be with us physically, they carry on the fight against CHD with all of us.

Event Details:
- Walk, jog or run your chosen distance
- Choose your distance: 5K, 10K, 13.2 or 26.2 miles
- Complete your distance anywhere you choose from October 18-25
- Registration: $25 for adult...s and $15 for children 16 and under https://www.crowdrise.com/rememberourhearts2016
- All participants recieve a commemorative medal.
- Use the hashtags listed below when posting about this event.
- Lastly, we LOVE pictures!! Please post your pictures and accomplishments on this national Remember Our Hearts event page.

We have made it very easy for our groups to create and join teams directly from our registration page and help us fundraise too, so we encourage you to invite friends and family members to participate. Proceeds from the race will go towards Mended Little Hearts programs that raise awareness of the impact of CHD and support our families and patients.

Heartfully,
Mended Little Hearts
#RememberOurHearts #RememberWithUs #MLH #HEARTmyAngel2016

 

There are multiple community events coming up.

September 3: AHA Heart Walk Kick Off Event.  2 vouchers will be available for each CHD survivor and one guest.  Each CHD child will get to go onto the field with the San Antonio missions baseball player prior to the start of the game.  Please arrive at 6pm to gather as a group.  You can email Samantha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the voucher.

October 1: Wicked Wine Run is back to San Antonio and Mended Little Hearts of San Antonio is the charity of choice.  For each person that volunteers, the group will receive $25 donation.  You can sign up as a volunteer at https://vmodcui.active.com/volunteer/jobs?eventGroupId=502003

November 12: AHA Heart Walk and now timed run will be taking place at Nelson Wolff Stadium.  You are welcome to form your own individual team in honor of your heart warrior or join the San Antonio Mended Little Hearts Team

We are going to be meeting the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30 pm.  Each meeting will be a potluck style dinner with Mended Little Hearts of San Antonio providing the main dish.

Our meetings are as follows:

September 21 at John Hornbeak Building located at 4450 Medical Drive in San Antonio.  Dr.Pankaj Madan, adult congenital cardiologist, will discuss transitioning from pediatric to an adult with CHD.

October 19 at University Hospital at 4502 Medical Drive in San Antonio.  There will be a Halloween Party for our heart warriors to come dressed in their costumes.

November 16 will be at Children's Hospital of San Antonio in there new Child Life facilities located at 333 E. Santa Rosa Street San Antonio!!  Dr.Zamora will be discussing both the Melody & Sapien transvenous valves and what qualifies a patient for this option.

 
 
Show the nation how you embrace your CHD—Physical scars not required. 
 
Enter the #RockYourScar photo contest and help raise awareness of CHD nationwide!
 
The photo contest is open to people living with CHD of all ages and runs January 1 - February 5, 2016 with one prize awarded for each these age groups: 0-1,2-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, 18-39, and 40+.  Photos should demonstrate empowerment, creativity and individuality.  Physical scars are not required and all photos should be family-friendly as determined by the contest judges. 
 
We encourage parents, family members, and friends to participate in the campaign too.  See the How to Participate page for ideas.  
 

To enter visit the following website https://sites.google.com/a/mendedlittlehearts.net/rock-your-scar/home