Friday, August 26, 2011
Support the Heart Walk, Remember Daphne
Dear family and friends,
This year, Will and I will be participating in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk in loving memory of our daughter Daphne Jane Gainer, who was born with a congenital heart defect and passed away shortly after her second heart surgery. We'd like to invite you and your families to join our Heart Walk team and walk in honor of Daphne. The Heart Walk is a 5K run/walk on September 17, 2011, at Sugar House Park. (Events kick off at 7:30 a.m. The walk starts at 9:15 a.m.) There is no fee to participate in the walk, but we encourage every family to raise $25 dollars to donate to the American Heart Association in Daphne's name.
To join our Heart Walk team, follow these simple steps:
1. Go to http://heartwalkutah.kintera.org/rachelgainer.
2. Click My Team Page.
3. Click Join Our Team, and follow the prompts to register.
4. Once you've joined our team, I encourage you to set up a personal webpage to share your "heart" story and help you collect donations of your own.
During the registration process, you will have an opportunity to make a donation. Even if you can't join us on September 17, you can still make a donation on my Heart Walk webpage: http://heartwalkutah.kintera.org/rachelgainer. The American Heart Association's fundraising website has a minimum donation amount of $25. If you prefer to make a smaller donation, you can do so by bringing a check to the Heart Walk or mailing a check directly to me. I will make sure all donations are added to the team goal.
Even if your family can't make a donation at this time, we'd love to have you join our team and show your love for Daphne. We'll be printing team t-shirts, and we'd love to have a big group join our memorial celebration. Please invite your friends and family to walk in Daphne's honor and help us reach our team fundraising goal. You can share Daphne's story by directing people to her blog: http://daphnejanegainer.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.htmlaphnejanegainer.com.
Thank you for your love and support over the last eight months. We love you all!
Rachel & Will Gainer