Here at ACHA, we believe that we have the most passionate supporters; the money raised from these volunteer fundraisers is essential to the continuing of our mission.
Read below to learn more about the current fundraising activities by these amazing volunteers!
Tyler’s 1% for 1% Charity Running Campaign
Sometimes we find ourselves truly amazed by the ability of our members—like Tyler, a CHD patient, who is planning to run a total of five marathons in support of ACHA! Over the next year, he will not only be training for his races but also will be fundraising and spreading awareness for ACHA. His first race will be taking place on November 30. Support Tyler in reaching his personal goal and fundraising goals by clicking here to visit his website. You can also follow Tyler’s progress by visiting his Facebook page.
Blonde Witch Hand Stamped Spoon
We are always saddened to hear about the loss of one of our members. Pamela’s friend, Colleen, passed away earlier this year, which has been very difficult for all of Colleen’s friends and family. To honor the memory of her friend, Pamela created a special “Blonde Witch” hand-stamped spoon that she is selling on her Etsy shop. The name of the spoon was inspired by Colleen’s independent film production company and also her love of Halloween. With the purchase of each $20 spoon, $15 will be donated to ACHA. Help Pamela and her friends and family remember their dear friend Colleen by purchasing one of these adorable spoons.
Blinging from the Heart – Lia Sophia Jewelry Sale
Who doesn’t like a little bling? That’s what volunteer Cyndi thought when she was deciding how she could fundraise for ACHA. Cyndi was a scholarship recipient for our 7th National Conference and wanted to find a way to give back to ACHA. She is also a sales representative for Lia Sophia, a jewelry company that sells fashion jewelry to people of all ages. Cyndi is donating 60% of her proceeds from her Blinging from the Heart fundraiser to ACHA’s Karen McNulty Heart Heroes Scholarship Fund. The money donated to this fund will be used to send other members to ACHA’s next national conference. You can search the collection by clicking here and then place your order by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Cards with Heart
Christine, an ACHA member and CHD survivor, is utilizing her awesome artistic and creative abilities for an ongoing fundraiser to benefit ACHA. She is hand-making greeting cards with a human heart theme and selling her creations on Etsy for $5, each with a portion of the proceeds donated to ACHA. Visit her Etsy shop here to order yours today!
Congenital Heart Day at Busch Stadium
Returning in May 2014, the annual Congenital Heart Day at Busch Stadium was a success yet again! Our awesome volunteer Lena, along with her committee, sold tickets for the St. Louis Cardinal’s game on the 17th against the Atlanta Braves with a portion from each ticket sale benefiting ACHA along with a few other great organizations. They also sold Congenital Heart Day t-shirts on their Facebook page before the game to increase the amount they raised. Lena and her committee were so successful selling tickets that they were able to take part of the first pitch ceremony before the game! To see photos from the event, check out their Facebook page!
Allie, one of our younger members and CHD survivor, hosted her first annual Heartiversary Gala in February 2014 to both celebrate heart month and the one-year anniversary of her surgery. The event took place in Allentown, PA, and included dinner, drinks, dancing and a silent auction. It was a huge success! You can check out photos from the event on Allie’s website.
ACHA Night at the Pacers
In January 2014, another amazing volunteer, Ryan, coordinated ACHA Night at the Indiana Pacers. The “family night” game tickets included food, drink and a Pacers t-shirt with a portion of the ticket sales donated to ACHA. ACHA was recognized during halftime and Ryan received an autographed Paul George jersey, to be auctioned for the Indianapolis Congenital Heart Walk, for selling over 200 tickets! You can read all about the game and Ryan’s experience planning the game in his blog post on ACHA’s website.
Interested in hosting your own ACHA fundraiser? Visit our Host A Fundraiser webpage or check out the “How to Host an ACHA Fundraiser” packet for more information.