Now, I'm pretty sure that we all know someone who has had their life affected by or even died from heart disease or stroke. Personally, we've lost family members this way. According to the AHA's website,
Coronary heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious disability.
That is why I'm wholeheartedly (um, pun intended) supporting Kiddo's fundraising efforts for this particular event. Kiddo is very excited at the prospect of jumping rope, more than anything else. She loves to jump rope! They've even been learning jump roping skills in P.E. class in preparation. (If you think that jumping rope doesn't take skill, then you've obviously never seen *me* trying to jump!) Since Kiddo is just in kindergarten and doesn't really get the whole "fundraising" part of things so much, I'm leading the charge to help her. Yes, I'm even throwing it out there to the whole, wide blogosphere:
If anyone would like to sponsor Kiddo in Jump for the Heart, please let me know and I will most gladly email you the link to her online donation page. Her school is trying to raise a total of $5,000 which is not completely out of reach, as they raised just over $4,000 last year. I'm hoping Kiddo will help boost them over the $5,000 mark this year!
(Of course, if you have kid(s) jumping for the heart already, don't feel like you need to sponsor mine. I mean, even if you don't have kids, don't feel like you need to sponsor mine. I hate the whole pressure-guilt-obligation feeling thing. I'm just saying, if you do feel like sponsoring Kiddo, we'd be thrilled and grateful, that's all. I also promise not to hit the blogosphere up for any further fundraising efforts this year, too!)
In any event, thanks for reading and the next post will return you to your regularly scheduled ramblings, I promise!