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Golf Outing to Raise Awareness and Funding for CHD

Jameson’s Army Third Annual Golfing FORE Little Hearts  will take place Saturday September 19, 2015.

Please consider joining us!   For more information, call 412-867-7565

12:00 PM – Registration 1:00 PM – Scramble & Shotgun Start
6:00 PM – Dinner & Prizes

We are the McKain family from Cecil Township, PA. Our son Jameson was born with a congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). After four open heart surgeries, our family, with the help of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP), had to place Jameson on the heart transplant list. Luckily, just before his 1st birthday, he received a new heart and a new chance at life. Currently, Jameson is home where he loves playing baseball and of course playing with his big brother Colin.

Because of the strong support our family received from friends, neighbors, community members, even strangers, we, along with a group of individuals touched by Jameson’s story, created the Jameson’s Army non-profit organization. 1 in 100 babies are born with some type of heart disorder and though many go on to live healthy normal lives, many do not. Our mission is “Raising awareness and funding for children and families affected by congenital heart disorder (CHD) and those who help support them.” We want to help spread awareness and education concerning CHD and help these children to grow and live the lives they deserve. Along with spreading awareness we contribute a food and needs drop once a month to the children and families staying at the heart center of CHP, The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh as well as provide therapeutic heart cough pillows used for the recovery process of open heart surgery. We also dedicate our resources to local community organizations.

Sponsorship Opportunities Green Heart Level $1,000 – Large Banner Ad, Dinner Recognition, 2 Tee Box Signs, 1 Course Sign & Foursome of Golfers Hero Level $ 750 -Banner Ad & Dinner Recognition, Tee Box Sign, Course Sign & Foursome of Golfers Soldier Level $500 – Tee Box Sign & Foursome of Golfers Single Golfer $100 – Cart, Green Fees, Dinner & Prizes Non-Golfer Dinner $30.

For more information, please visit our website at www.jamesonsarmy.org.

 

 

Bill Crawford Hosts Green Heart Gala to Help CHD Kids

Bill Crawford Hosts Green Heart Gala to Help CHD Kids

My name is Danielle McKain and I am the mother of a child with a congenital heart defect from the Pittsburgh, PA area.  On September 27, 2010 my son Jameson was born with hypo plastic left heart syndrome.  After four open heart surgeries, my husband and I, with the help of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh… Continue Reading

Meet a Heart Family

Meet a Heart Family

When Lori Jones was 24 weeks pregnant, she discovered the daughter she was carrying would be born with a life threatening heart defect and would need a pacemaker in order to survive. Riley is now 7 years old and is a happy, healthy second grader at Wexford Elementary, but with an incurable heart defect. Riley… Continue Reading

Jameson’s Army Holds Golfing FORE Little Hearts

Jameson’s Army Holds Golfing FORE Little Hearts

Did you know that Jameson’s Army provides a therapeutic heart pillow to every open-heart surgery patient at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh? Some benefits include: Uniform, effective sternal support to aid in healing *Pain reduction during coughing, deep breathing and moving about *Positive emotional support that comes from knowing how much doctors and nurses care Jameson’s… Continue Reading

Unite to Fight Congenital Heart Disease! America’s #1 Birth Defect!

Unite to Fight Congenital Heart Disease! America’s #1 Birth Defect!

The Congenital Heart Walk is an exciting, joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association’s (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF)! This national fundraising campaign is designed to support the millions impacted by congenital heart disease in an inspirational day of sharing, fund and caring! SATURDAY JUNE 22, 2013 Registration opens at 8:30 The… Continue Reading

Ways to Help Children in Crisis

Ways to Help Children in Crisis

Distraction is Important Recently Jameson’s Army did its monthly drop to the heart center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. It was another great day of helping those families that can use a smile.  We also had the privilege of talking to Child Life and finding some new and inventive ways to help the families. Here… Continue Reading