Did you know that Cardiovascular disease is responsible for approximately 75,000 Canadian deaths each year? Every 10 minutes a Canadian has a stroke, and each year approximately 70,000 Canadians have heart attacks . I'm sure you all have stories about how heart disease has affected your own life. In my case my father died of sudden heart attack at age 48 and my sister had a heart attack at age 52. Thankfully she's doing great with medications. Treatments and research have come a long way since my Dad died 30 years ago and these advancements are helping my sister now.
Speaking of funding research and education....
From August 15 - September 30th, 2006, Stampin' Up! will launch its Love Your Heart promotion. Stampin' Up! has produced a unique, 7 piece stamp set called A Light Heart ($27.95 CA) to help riase needed funds to combat the deadly disease. For every stamp set sold in Canada, $3 will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
I'm having a fundraiser on September 16th in New Westminster - for $45 you will receive the A Light Heart Stamp set (view the 7 piece set at www.stampinup.net) and a day of sharing and stamping. We'll make 4 projects during the 10 am - 4 pm event. You can spend your free time stamping and scrapbooking your own projects with lots of room to spread out! Please contact me by phone or email to register. Click on the link to the left to reach me by email.
I've uploaded some great samples using the A Light Heart set into it's own Photo Album. If you can't make the fundraiser you can still participate by purchasing the stamp set which sells for $27.95 ($34.75 with shipping/taxes). Please join me in helping to raise money for this worthwhile cause.