Hayden's Heart Monthly Beat- AUGUST

01 August 2016

Looking Back at July- Golf Outings

Thanks to all who participated and supported our 3rd Annual New Jersey golf outing at Preakness Valley Golf Course last Friday July 15th, honoring and benefiting Lena Gonzalez and family!

What a beautiful and HOT day we had with almost 60 golfers and over 15 sponsors- making this yet another successful event! It’s so nice to have so many of our golfers return each year- and a bonus when some new join us as well! Thanks again for spending your day with us! (Full list of sponsors listed on last page of newsletter)

It is because of your support that allows us to carry out our mission in Hayden’s name- THANK YOU!!!

On Friday July 22nd, we hosted our 4th Annual PA golf outing at Wynding Brook honoring and benefiting Hope Goulet and family from Yakima, Washington.

It was another HOT day, but beautiful weather once again! It was so nice to see so many of the same supporters there for four years in a row- and some new faces too! Thanks to all who golfed with us - we had almost 80 golfers and a handful of sponsors who made this year successful - and lots of fun!

Shout out to our PA board members- Tatum, Becky and Shannan for running this event- we are so thankful to you for your love and dedication to Hayden and our mission!

AUGUST events!

4th Annual Blood Drive!

In just a few days, we will be hosting our 4th Annual Blood drive in honor of Hayden- and in honor of all those who donated so that he could live the life he had.

Hayden received three blood transfusions throughout his short life and was on ECMO for three days before he passed (equal to approximately 20 transfusions). Without those transfusions, Hayden would not have survived- and without being on ECMO, our family would not have been able to give Hayden and the doctors time to try to save him, also giving us time to process as best we could, and say our goodbyes with him still alive in our arms.

This 'event' is so important and special to me because people are coming just to GIVE- not getting anything in return. The feeling I have and the emotions it brings as I see the room fill with both familiar faces and new supporters is just so wonderfully overwhelming- its hard to put into words.

Please consider registering for our 4th annual blood drive- our hope is to surpass our donated amount last year, which was 48 pints! SO- lets shoot for 50!!

Thanks again for all of your support- hope to see you on

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3rd from 3-8pm at the Elks Club in North Arlington, NJ!

Please sign up online:

enter code: Haydens Heart

or call: 1-800-RED-CROSS

Smile Sacs

THANK YOU to all who donated items for our ‘Smile Sacs’ again this year! This is the 4th year we have compiled care packages to deliver to pediatric cardiac units

on August 16th in honor and memory of Hayden and the last day I held him in my arms.

This year we are sending packages to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital of New York, and Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania- totaling 60 care packages!! Stay tuned next month for pictures!

Workout With a Cause!

So excited to announce this incredible fundraiser hosted by VIP Fitness in Lyndhurst- all details are below or on their website:

Save the Date!

1st Inaugural ‘Heart of Gold Gala’- Friday September 30th in Wood-Ridge, NJ!

This event will honor pediatric cardiologist Dr Chitra Ravishankar from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and heart warrior Richie Landreville from Morristown, New Jersey.

Formal invitations were sent out the end of July- if you did not receive one and would like to be placed on our mailing list, please email us at .

If you would like to purchase an ad in our program or are interested in purchasing tickets, please visit our website!




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