Thursday, January 7, 2010

3rd annual Hope For Little Hearts Auction

Here is a little info about our Hope For Little Hearts Auction. It is a good time if you can make it. You can click the link to the right of my blog to get to the website!!
Hi- We hope everyone had a very Happy New Year. It is that time of year again. Hope for Little Hearts is gearing up for their 3rd annual dinner auction. Heres the info

When: March 20th 2010 5pm

Where: Mt View Junior High Bonney Lake WA

Cost: 1 Ticket $20.00 or 2 for $35.00

For those of you who pre-purchased your tickets at last years auction I still have the guest list and you can kick back relax and just show up!!! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, hurry and do so. You do not want to miss out on this night of fun and excitement. Also please feel free to forward this email and print out the attatched flyer and post and hand out as many as you want. Even if you want to donate but can not attend we have a donation button on the website this year.

If you are looking for facts about the disease you can visit or view the fact below. If you would like to stay up to date on Brodys condition feel free to go to and click on subscribe to journal and it will update you every time I update. Also we are looking for new unused items for the auction. Your donation is tax deductible. If you have any questions feel free to email melissa at

We want everyone to know that we really appreciate all of the past and present support. We know it is not easy in this economy, and we appreciate your choice to support this charity.

Warmly, Jacob and Melissa Sabin

Facts about Pediatric Cariomyopathy
Affects 1 in 100,000 children

Search for a cure continues.
Unlike other congenital heart conditions, there is no surgical treatment or cure that can repair the damaged heart or the stop the progression of the disease.
Federal research spending is disproportionate to the severity of the disease. In relation to other serious diseases, research on pediatric cardiomyopathy continues to be extremely under-funded even though the years of potential life lost in a child with heart disease is 2-7 times that of an adult. While the mortality rate for pediatric cardiomyopathy is higher than childhood cancer, and each year the number of children in the U.S. diagnosed with cardiomyopathy is 3 times that of pediatric AIDS, Federal research spending on pediatric cardiomyopathy is only a fraction (less than 3%) of what these other well known diseases receive.

Heart Transplant Facts- Each year 80% of diagnosed children listed for a heart transplant receive a heart in time. Of the more than 100 children per year that undergo a heart transplant, the average three year survival rate is 77%. Late survival remains to be determined but is expected to improve with further research.
(Facts taken from

This is why it is crucial to raise funds for the Childrens Cardiomyopathy foundation, so they can help to further research. That way no parent will ever have to face loosing there child to this disease.

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