Broken Hearts of the Big Bend and the University of Florida Congenital Heart Center invite you for a day filled with fun, food, pontoon-boat rides, volleyball challenges, swimming, and more! Join us on Saturday, May 15, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the UF Recreational Sports at Lake Wauburg, in Gainesville, Florida (south of Gainesville on 441 between Paynes Prairie & Micanopy, North Shore Entrance). We’ve got a group rate of $92/night available at Hampton Inn, 4225 SW 40th Blvd. Just call (352) 371-4171 and mention #BHP. To RSVP for the picnic, just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many will be attending. We’d love to see you there! On the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., Broken Hearts holds a potluck dinner in the fellowship hall of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 2198 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. It's just an informal gathering of our families. We bring a dish according to our theme that month and we get together, have fun and talk about everyday life. Our kids have a blast playing together. For information about the next dinner, visit our Facebook group page, or e-mail us.
Each February, usually during Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, Broken Hearts holds a Regional Forum on Congenital Heart Disease for heart families. Topics range from advances in treatment and surgery for congenital heart defects; common issues among families affected by CHD such as stress, life balance and finances. There also is lots of time throughout the day to meet and talk with other heart families. Contact us for more information. In the meantime, take a look at the flier for the 2010 Regional Forum on Congenital Heart Disease.
Sponsorships are also available for the Regional Forum. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Kim Rooks.